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Tracheal Tug

Overview

    • 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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