Normal sniff test

Case contributed by Dr Craig Hacking

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Recurrent progressive dyspnoea

Patient Data

Age: 58
Gender: Female
Modality: Fluoroscopy

Normal excursion of both hemidiaphragms was observed during quiet inspiration and expiration. During the sniff test, normal diaphragmatic relaxation was identified on both sides. No paradoxical diaphragmatic excursion was identified to suggest phrenic nerve palsy.

Case Discussion

Example of a normal sniff test.

See sniff test for a description of the procedure.

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Case Information

rID: 35786
Case created: 23rd Apr 2015
Last edited: 3rd Sep 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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