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What is a frozen chest in the medical field?

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2011-03-24 03:50:21

Frogen chest:

Causes: COPD,Organized empyma etc.

Def.- Absence of normal Pump handle movements of upper ribs annd

Bucked handle movements of lower ribs secondary to stiffening of

rib case, as a result chest becomes like a Barrell and the capacity

of the chest wall to expand is lost and it demonstrates UNIT

MOVEMENT.


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