Shifting Dullness Test

Definition: Shifting dullness test evaluates the presence of ascites or intraperitoneal fluid. Test procedure: With the patient supine percuss the whole abdomen including the flanges. Note the distribution of dullness and resonance. Then place the patient on their side and wait for 30-60 seconds. Percuss the abdomen again this time systematically starting from the lower … Continue reading Shifting Dullness Test