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What are the areas of the percussion of lung ?

Percussion of Anterior chest wall
  • Clavicle: Direct percussion is used and percussion is done within the medial l/3rd of the clavicle 
  • Supraclavicular region (Kronig's isthumus)
  • Infraclavicular
  • Second to sixth intercostal spaces. However the percussion note in this area cannot be compared due to relative cardiac dullness on the left side.
Percussion of Lateral Chest Wall
  • From the fourth to seventh intercostal spaces lateral chest wall is percussed
Percussion of Posterior Chest Wall
  • Suprascapular (above the spine of the scapula)
  • Interscapular region
  •  Infrascapular region up to the eleventh rib.