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648 Possible Causes for Decreased Breath Sounds

  • Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma

    To report a case of afatinib-related bilateral ulcerative keratitis. An 85-year-old female patient on treatment with afatinib for non-small-cell lung carcinoma presented with progressive redness, pain, and decreased vision in both eyes. Four weeks before the onset of symptoms, afatinib therapy had been commenced[…][]

  • Acute Pancreatitis

    He was tachypneic with decreased breath sounds bilaterally. However, he was alert and oriented.[] Additionally, decreased breath sounds with dullness to percussion and decreased vocal fremitus may be discovered, as right-sided or bilateral pleural effusions are relatively[] Physical examination demonstrated a distended abdomen, decreased bowel sounds, and diffuse tenderness to palpation.[]

  • Pleural Effusion

    Patient was in mild distress and had decreased breath sounds over right lung fields about halfway up with dullness to percussion.[] Physical exam is notable for a woman with increased work of breathing and decreased breath sounds over the right lower lobe.[] The physician will listen to the chest with a stethoscope for signs of decreased breath sounds or a pleural friction rub--the sound of pleura rubbing together during respiration[]

  • Small-Cell Carcinoma of the Lung

    Metastasis from small-cell carcinoma of the lung (SCCL) has most frequently been found in the lymph nodes, bones, brain, and liver. We have reported a case of metastatic SCCL located in the uveal layer of both eyes (choroidal in one and iridic in the other), an extremely rare occurrence.[]

  • Primary Mediastinal Large B-Cell Lymphoma

    Primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma (PMLBCL) is a distinct disease entity that has a relatively short history. The prognosis and therapy of patients with PMLBCL is still controversial. We summarize our experience with PMLBCL at the Medical University of South Carolina between 1997 and 2000.[]

  • Foreign Body Aspiration

    RESULTS: Penetration syndrome (sudden onset coughing, choking and gagging) (89.2%) and decreased breath sounds (86.5%) were the most common clinical features.[] The physical examination reveals decreased breath sounds over the right lower lobe with inspiratory rhonchi and localized expiratory wheezing.[] Decreased breath sounds and wheezing on examination were independently associated with increased odds of foreign body.[]

  • Primary Apnea

    2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 770.81 Primary apnea of newborn 2015 Billable Thru Sept 30/2015 Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015 Newborn/Neonate Only Dx (0 years) ICD-9-CM 770.81 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 770.81 should only be used for claims with[…][]

  • Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

    A physical examination may reveal a barrel-shaped chest, wheezing, or decreased breath sounds.[] breath sounds.[] […] other symptoms of COPD Symptoms of liver failure Loss of weight without trying Wheezing Exams and Tests A physical examination may reveal a barrel-shaped chest, wheezing, or decreased[]

  • Pleural Mesothelioma

    Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Jun;103(6):e529-e530. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.01.029. Author information 1 Department of Thoracic Surgery, Helios University Hospital Wuppertal, University Witten/Herdecke, Wuppertal, Germany. Electronic address: 2 Department of Thoracic Surgery, Helios University Hospital[…][]

  • Avian Influenza

    Latest News: The latest Joint Committee Position Statement ( updated 11 January 2008 ) provides more information on the contribution that JNCC is making to assist the UK government - this statement is frequently updated in response to the changing situation. The statement provides links to key sources of[…][]

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