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Violet Waltersover 1 year ago

What are the causes of dullness to percussion on respiratory examination?

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over 1 year ago

Atelectasis, lobar pneumonia, tumors or lung consolidation can be the cause of the dullness while percussion regarding the respiratory system

over 1 year ago

Lobar Pneumonia, Hemothorax

over 1 year ago

The causes of dullness to percussion on respiratory examination are - Pleural thickening, as in chronic pleumonia, tuberculosis, empyema, hemothorax - Pleural scarring, as in asbestosis - Pleural fluid effusion, as in pulmonary embolism, congestive heart failure, pneumonia - Consolidation, as in lung cancer and pneumonia - Raised hemi-diaphragm, as in stomach distention, subphrenic abscess, splenomegaly, abdominal tumors - Lobectomy i.e. surgical removal of a lobe of lung