Percussion and physical diagnosis: separating myth from science.

  title={Percussion and physical diagnosis: separating myth from science.},
  author={Steven R. McGee},
  journal={Disease-a-month : DM},
  volume={41 10},
There are three percussion sounds, which are easily distinguishable by objective measures: tympany (heard with percussion over the intestines), resonance (heard over the normal lung), and dullness (heard over the liver or thigh). The percussion sound that is produced reflects the ease with which the body wall vibrates, which in turn is influenced by many variables, including the strength of the stroke, the condition and state of the body wall, and the underlying organs. Underlying organs or… CONTINUE READING