On auscultation, coarse crepts were heard on bilateral infra-axillary
, axillary, bilateral infrascapular and bilateral mammary areas, diffuse scattered wheeze is present all over the chest.
Chest examination showed tenderness in the left infra-axillary
region and normal bilateral vesicular breath sounds without any additional sounds.
Occasional crackles were heard in right infra-axillary
and inframammary region.
In lower respiratory tract, trachea was slightly shifted to right side, breath sounds were absent on left infra-axillary
, infrascapular, interscapular, and right infrascapular areas.
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We recommend that the right-sided chest piece be situated laterally in the infra-axillary
area to minimise the chance of tracheal breath sounds being mistaken for right-sided ventilation.