Detection of the liver below the costal margin: comparative value of palpation, light percussion, and auscultatory percussion.

Abstract

The comparative value of palpation, light percussion, and auscultatory percussion for detecting the liver below costal margin was studied in 45 normal subjects and 20 patients. The presence of the liver 2 cm or more below the costal margin was considered abnormal, since this organ was found no more than 1 cm below in a few normal subjects only by… (More)

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