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Tracheal Tug

August 13th, 2017


  • How to Elicit

  • Ask the patient to breath in deeply, looking for downward movement of the trachea.
  • Significance

  • Suggestive of airway obstruction.
  • Note

  • Oliver's sign, also known as tracheal tug, involves downward movement of the trachea on systole and is indicative of a thoracic aortic aneurysm.
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