intercostal retractions

intercostal retractions

Physical exam The furrowed indentation of the intercostal spaces at inhalation, which is particularly prominent in Pts with difficulty in breathing. See Air hunger.
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He was noted to have subcostal and intercostal retractions, cyanotic extremities, and decreased breath sounds on the left side of the chest.
He had intercostal retractions and long expiration.
The respiratory rate was 60/min and there were severe intercostal retractions.
The lung sounds were decreased on auscultation in the baby who had groaning, tachypnea and intercostal retractions and an oval, solid mass with a size of 2 x 3 cm localized anteriorly which nearly completly obstructed the mouth space and which was bound to the maxillary gingiva from which it originated with a fibrous handle of approximately 0.5 cm was present in the upper chin of the baby (Figure 1).
At the return visit to the emergency department, the patient exhibited decreased breath sounds, intercostal retractions, distension of the abdomen, and tachycardia.
The girl's parents had noticed labored breathing, intercostal retractions, and fever for 1 day.
On examination, he was tachypneic with intercostal retractions and inspiratory stridor.
Her physical examination revealed: weight of 5.7 kg (<3 centile), height of 67cm (10 centile), heart rate:168/min, respiratory rate:40/min, intercostal retractions, Gallop rhythm, down and leftward rotated apex.
It's rapid with some mild intercostal retractions accompanied by a squeaky sound.
If obstruction continues, inspiratory stridor, flaring of the ala nasi, suprasternal retractions, and intercostal retractions occur, at times leading to severe respiratory distress.
Suprasternal and intercostal retractions were noted.
Chest: Mild rales noted bilaterally to auscultation with mild intercostal retractions present.