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Examination of the Lungs – Clinical Examination

Examination of the Lungs – Clinical Examination

Examination of the Lungs Examination of the lungs is best performed with the patient sitting down and the upper body undressed. Inspection can already yield signs for pulmonary conditions, such as a barrel chest caused by emphysema. Additional diagnostic clues include an altered respiratory rate, an imbalance between inspiration and expiration, or signs of dyspnea, …

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Examination of the Liver – Clinical Examination

Examination of the Liver – Clinical Examination

Examination of the liver. Clinical examination of the abdomen should always include percussion, palpation, and optionally, auscultation of the liver. Palpating a normal-sized liver is often difficult. It usually extends beyond the ribcage in the area of the right mid-clavicular line and traverses the epigastric region. Even in this region, the liver can only be …

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