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Flashcards in Lung - Percussion Deck (10):
1

Sound normally heard over the lung fields?

resonant

2

Sound normally heard over larger bones like the sternum and scapulae?

flat

3

Sound normally heard over the heart, liver, and diaphragm?

dull

4

Normally heard in the abdomen over the gastric air bubble and intestines?

tympanic

5

Hyperresonant sounds are only heard over what? In what condition?

hyperinflated alveoli
emphysema

6

Flat or dull percussive notes heard over a portion of the lung field signifies what?

Consolidation, pleural effusion, or a large tumor.

7

Tympanic percussive notes elicited over a portion of the lung field signifies what?

Spontaneous or traumatic pneumothorax

8

As you percuss over the lung field what must you compare?

contralateral side

9

Excursion of the diaphragm is normal how far? Where?

1-2 inches,
T10 - T12

10

Movement of the diaphragm may be limited by what?

Emphysema, aspires, pregnancy, and pain