Phrenic pressure test | definition of phrenic pressure test by Medical dictionary
phrenic pressure test
phren·ic pres·sure test
pressure is applied on the phrenic nerve on each side, above the clavicles where the nerve passes over the scalenus anticus muscle; if pain is perceived and the patient inclines the head to the painful side, the problem is in the pleural space; if the head does not incline to one side, the problem is in the abdominal cavity.
phrenic pressure test An obsolete clinical manoeuvre intended to differentiate between an intrathoracic and intra-abdominal lesion based on a patient’s resoccidiao pessure over the phrenic nerve in the supraclavicular space.