Shifting dullness
Fluid thrill
Succussion splash


Fluid thrill

Fluid in abdominal (peritoneal) cavity (ascites) can be detected with the use of fluid thrill method. Patient first lies supine and then the palm is placed flat on the lumbar region of one side and then the other side is tapped with the other finger. A distinct impact passes to the flat palm on the other side of the tapping finger if there is fluid in the peritoneal cavity, especially if another person's medial edge of the hand is placed in the abdominal midsection to dampen vibration transmitted by the anterior abdominal wall.

Fluid thrill can be elicited only when the fluid in the peritoneal cavity is large and also under tension.

Fluid thrill





Introduction Dissector Ascites
Embryology Physiology Ascites- rimaging
Histology Biochemistryy Ascites- pediatric
Clinical anatomy Chemical Pathology Ascites medicine
Anatomy Anatomical Pathology Ascites- biochemistry
Lymphatic drainage Pharmacology Shifting dullness
Organ integration


Fluid thrill
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