Percussion of the Spleen

Bernard Stoll
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  1. 1. The observations recorded indicate that percussion provides a practicable means of detecting non-palpable enlargement of the spleen.
  2. 2. A simple technique of examination, and percussion criteria of enlargement are recommended.
  3. 3. Controversial points are considered.
  4. 4. The limitations and value of splenic percussion are briefly discussed.

Author Notes

Assistant in Medicine, Jewish Hospital of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, New York. Attending Consultant in Physical Medicine, Veterans Administration, Kingsbridge Road, New York.