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Can a Doctor hear the difference in a dead lung and living lung?

Can a physician hear the difference between a dead lung and living lung?
I just wanted to know if a lung was dead for 3 months and had 3% capacity and the other lung had 97% capacity, could a doctor hear the difference between the two? Would the physician be able to tell if he was truly listening to both lungs?
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replied March 24th, 2019
If you are enquiring about a diseased lung lobe on one side and a normal lung lobe in the other side, then , a doctor can make the differntiation on physical examination during percussion and auscultation.

A Xray and a CT of the chest can be done to make the proper assessment and diagnose the underlying condition.


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