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>Journals >Revista de la Facultad de Medicina UNAM >Year 2016, Issue 6

Báez SR, Monraz PS, Castillo GP, Rumbo NU, García TR, Ortíz SR, Fortoul GTI
Thoracic exploration: a guide to decipher their messages
Rev Fac Med UNAM 2016; 59 (6)

Language: Español
References: 5
Page: 43-57
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Thoracic exploration has a sequence of steps that help the clinician to integrate its findings in syndromes, which will lead the physician to better diagnosis. This year the stethoscope, invented by René Laënec, turns 200 years old and we use this opportunity to remember him and provide a detailed description of the thoracic exploration. To have access to more sophisticated diagnostic tools should not diminish the relevance of a direct exploration of the patient, which is a very important step in the patient-physician relationship.

Key words: Laënec, toracic exploration, stethoscope.


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