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Auscultatory dullness to percussion: Sensitivity and Specificity

Introduction: None written. Excerpt from the entry in Pleural Effusion:
This involves percussing (tapping) the along patient's back while listening on the ipsilateral side with the stethoscope below the diaphragm. See the study for more details.

Other techniques have yielded lower sensitivities, down to 19%.

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Associated Diagnoses:

Pleural Effusion

95% sensitive, 100% specific