Hoblip’s corner.

George Hoblip– see The 400 lb Gorilla for explanation, always wants me to tell him cool stuff. Just because I’m a doctor and he thinks having just the one heart is such a hoot.   He usually wants gory stuff, but today I cba–and so here is;

Hamman’s crunch
named for Louis Virgil Hamman American internist, born 1877

This is a crunching, rasping sound, synchronous with heartbeat, heard over the precordium and sometimes at a distance from the chest in spontaneous mediastinal emphysema.

Advice to med students: Before calling for the crash team, please check that the patient doesn’t have a packet of salt and vinegar crisps in his pocket. Lol

George, did you like that one? More tomorrow.


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