Friday, June 18, 2010

Barrel Chest

EVIDENCE OF BARREL CHEST

Increase antero-posterior diameter
Loss of cardiac and liver dullness
Reduce space between costal margin and ASIS (usually can place 2 hands)
Liver ptosis
At rest, ribs are not in oblique but persistently in horizontal position
Reduce space between trachea and suprasternal notch (normally can insert 2 fingers)


Thanks to Prof Shahrir
Thanks to commentator below for correcting the facts.

Learning issue : What are the differential diagnoses for barrel chest?


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2 comments:

alvisto said...

I tak berapa sure, sebab delirium sangat just now, but I thought

1. During respiration, ribs is in horizontal rise ?
2. Reduced space between trachea and supersternal notch ? (Normally is 2 fingers)

Tak berapa sure, I rasa kebarangkalian I silap is sangat the high.

I nak post sth, pasal apa yang learn dkat emergency just now, tapi esok je la.

Nice blog.

fei4ren2 said...

rib is not oblique at rest, it is persistently horizontal.

reduce space between trachea and suprasternal notch (normally can insert 2 fingers)

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