DIAG 2725 Lung - Thorax and lung Anatomic landmarks

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Thorax and lung Anatomic landmarks 1. The sternal angle (angle of Louis, or Angle of  Ludwig) is a very important landmark.     Find the suprasternal notch, then move about 5 cm  inferiorly in an adult to find a   horizontal bony ridge.   This ridge is the junction of the manubrium and the  gladiolus   and the medial attachment of the second  rib on both sides.
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2. The suprasternal notch is the superior  border of the sternum. 3. The costal angle is the angle formed by the  blending together of the right and left     inferior costal margins.  The apex of this  angle isthe xiphoid process.  This angle is    usually no more than 90 degrees.
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Lines of demarcation of the chest cavity   1. Midsternal line -  a vertical line running down the  midpoint of the sternum. 2. Midclavicular line -  a vertical line running down from the  midpoint of the clavicle. 3. Anterior axillary line -  a vertical line running down from the  anterior axillary fold. 4. Midaxillary line -  a vertical line running down from the  apex of the axilla. 5. Posterior axillary line -  a vertical line running down from the  posterior axillary fold. 6. Vertebral line -  a vertical line running down the spinous  processes of the vertebrae. 7. Scapular line -  a vertical line running down from the inferior  angle of the scapula.
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General examination Manifestations of toxemia and loss of weight  seen in T.B. and malignancy. High temperature is seen in pneumonia while low  grade fever is common in T.B. Lymph glandular enlargement especially cervical  or axillary in T.B. or bronchogenic carcinoma. Flaring and working ala nasi in pneumonia and  asthma. Clubbing of finger  seen in chronic obstructive 
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DIAG 2725 Lung - Thorax and lung Anatomic landmarks

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