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d'Espine's sign

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Whispering pectoriloqui over the spinous processes of 4th, 5th and 6th thoracic spines, indicating enlargement of the bronchial lymph nodes. I healthy adults, on auscultation over the spinous processes, pectoriloquy ceases at the bifurcation of the trachea, and in infants opposite the seventh cervical vertebra.


  • J. H. A. d’Espine:
    Le diagnostic précoce de la tuberculose des ganglion bronchiques chez les enfants.
    Bulletin de l’Académie de médecine, Paris, 1907, 57: 167-174.

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