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Medical Percussion

Series Editor and Author: Frank L. Urbano, MD

1. Which of the following describes the normal percussion sound over the lung tissue?
  1. Tympanic
  2. Dull
  3. Resonant
  4. Hyperresonant
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2. Left relative cardiac dullness on percussion is located at which of the following anatomic locations?

  1. Left anterior axillar line
  2. Left midclavicular line
  3. Left parasternal line
  4. Between the left midclavicular and the left parasternal lines
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3. All of the following can produce dullness on percussion of the abdomen EXCEPT:
  1. Ascites
  2. Pregnancy
  3. Ileus
  4. Intra-abdominal tumor
  5. Distended urinary bladder
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