crepitation


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crepitation

[‚krep·ə′tā·shən]
(medicine)
A noise produced by the rubbing of fractured ends of bones, by cracking joints, and by pressure upon tissues containing abnormal amounts of air, as in cellular emphysema.
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Conclusion: Crepitation of nasal bone, deviation of nasal axis and swelling of the nasal dorsum were significantly correlated with plain X-ray imaging that had a positive finding of fracture.
Crepitation in the lumbar region and pneumaturia can be also observed.
This is always a problem in studies of pneumonia, where no absolute 'gold standard' test for diagnosis exists--chest x-rays may mislead, and lung crepitations have certainly been earlier reported in children with dehydration, who do not have pneumonia (18).
As to crepitation, in cases of primary fracture crepitation was expressed in connection with mobility of the ends of bone fragments.
Post-Traumatic crepitation falsely suggesting gas gangrene, N Engl J Med.
As the light faded, a man came strutting across the car park, crunching glass underfoot in a crepitation of aggression.
Body fluid imbalance Pitting edema [greater than or equal to]1 +, Dyspnoea, Breath sound crepitation, Pulmonary oedema 2.
Chest examination revealed bilateral coarse inspiratory and expiratory crepitation all over lung fields with bilateral rhonchi.
Pain, swelling, inability to X-rays and 2004 [11] weightbear, crepitation after CT falling down stairs, 7 months Sundaram et al.
Respiratory system examination revealed bilateral crepitation in lower lobe areas.
The AT should be palpated for tenderness, heat, thickening, nodules and crepitation.