hyperresonance


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hyperresonance

[¦hī·pə′rez·ən·əns]
(medicine)
Exaggeration of normal resonance on percussion of the chest; heard chiefly in pulmonary emphysema and pneumothorax.
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Clinical examination revealed a hyperresonance and decreased air entry on the left side of the chest.
Physical findings may include the following: tachycardia, tachypnea, and diminished breath sounds, hyperresonance to percussion, and decreased tactile fremitus on the ipsilateral side.
On examination her trachea was deviated away from the right side, she had hyperresonance of the right chest wall on percussion and decreased breath sounds.