hyperresonance


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hyperresonance

 [hi″per-rez´o-nans]
exaggerated resonance on percussion.

hy·per·res·o·nance

(hī'pĕr-rez'ō-nans),
1. An extreme degree of resonance.
2. Resonance increased above the normal, and often of lower pitch, on percussion of an area of the body; occurs in the chest as a result of overinflation of the lung as in emphysema or pneumothorax and in the abdomen over distended bowel.

hyperresonance

A clang where a thump is expected–percussion

hy·per·res·o·nance

(hī'pĕr-rez'ŏ-năns)
1. An extreme degree of resonance.
2. Resonance increased above the normal, and often of lower pitch, on percussion of an area of the body; occurs in the chest due to overinflation of the lung as in emphysema or pneumothorax and in the abdomen over a distended bowel.

hy·per·res·o·nance

(hī'pĕr-rez'ŏ-năns)
Resonance increased above normal, and often of lower pitch, on percussion of body area; occurs in chest as a result of overinflation of the lung as in emphysema or pneumothorax and in abdomen over distended bowel.
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The patient often is dypneic and anxious, complains of chest pain, displays tachypnea and tachycardia, exhibits tracheal deviation, and demonstrates hyperresonance and diminished breath sounds over the involved lung.
Initially there were no 'classical signs' (3) (venous distension, tracheal deviation or hyperresonance).
On examination her trachea was deviated away from the right side, she had hyperresonance of the right chest wall on percussion and decreased breath sounds.
Percussion reveals hyperresonance over the pneumothorax, and absence of transmitted vocal vibration will be noted upon palpation.
Auscultation of the chest revealed hyperresonance with decreased expansion and breath sounds over the left side with no audible wheeze.