- Tracheal displacement from the midline may occur towards or away from the causative lesion.
Towards the side of the lesion
Away from the side of the lesion
- massive pleural effusion
- tension pneumothorax
- upper mediastinal mass e.g. retrosternal goitre
References and Links
Journal Articles and Textbooks
- Talley NJ, O’Connor S. Clinical Examination: A Systematic Guide to Physical Diagnosis. MacLennan and Petty. 3rd edition, 1998.