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What might this finding suggest? When performing an assessment on a client, the nurse notes tenderness to blunt percussion over the costovertebral angle.



A. Bladder inflammation
B. Inflammation of the inguinal region
C. Inflammation of the peritoneum
D. Inflammation of the kidneys
Asked by Hutchinson on Sep 08, 2016

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C. Jackson

C. Jackson
Content Developer, Austin

Answered on Jan 09, 2019

Blunt percussion is used for assessing pain and tenderness in the gallbladder, liver, and kidneys. Blunt percussion is used as a quick screening for inflammation or damage to the kidney. Blunt percussion over the liver elicits pain usually indicates industry.

Blunt percussion is used to detect tenderness over organs: costovertebral angle CVA tenderness, or Murphy’s punch sign. It is a medical test in which pain is elicited by the percussion of the region of the back overlying the kidney.

The test is reliable in people with an infection around or in the kidney is directly anterior to this area, known as costovertebral angle, tapping disturbs the inflamed tissue, causing pain.

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered on Sep 08, 2016

Inflammation of the kidneys-the costovertebral angle (cva) is the area on the lower back formed by the vertebral column and the downward curve of the twelfth rib. pain or discomfort with direct percussion over this area suggests inflammation of the kidneys. this finding is correlated with history information and other assessment findings. the bladder is assessed anteriorly in the hypogastric region. the inguinal region is located anteriorly, near the femoral pulse. the inguinal region is not percussed to determine if there is inflammation. inflammation of the peritoneum would be assessed anteriorly via indirect percussion. this individual would also exhibit rebound tenderness to palpation.
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