Saint triad


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Saint tri·ad

(sānt),
the concurrence of hiatal hernia, diverticulosis, and cholelithiasis.

Saint tri·ad

(sānt trī'ad)
The concurrence of hiatal hernia, diverticulosis, and cholelithiasis.

Saint triad

(sant)
[Charles F.M. Saint, Brit. radiologist, 1886–1973]
The presence of diverticulosis, gallstones, and hiatal hernia in a patient. This combination was initially attributed to chance and therefore was used to demonstrate the likelihood that patients may suffer coincidental, rather than causally related diseases. However, some experts have proposed a common etiology for the three findings: the lack of fiber in the typical western diet.
See: Hickam dictum

Saint,

Charles F.M., South African radiologist, 1886-1973.
Saint triad - the concurrence of hiatal hernia, diverticulosis, and cholelithiasis.