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Examination of the chest

Examination of the chest

1. Inspection
2. Palpation
3. Percussion
4. Auscultation

1. Inspection : 
A. Position of the patient
  • Sitting position ( cardiac disease, COPD )
  • Sitting position leaning on hands ( an attack of asthma )
  • Unable to lie flat comfortable ( cardiac disease, pulmonary edema, diseases with remaining sputum )
  • preference for lieing one side only ( local pathological process - lung abscess )

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