Above the constriction the bowel is distended and tympanitic; below the constriction it is generally collapsed.
The tympanitic stomach may impart a metallic quality to the cardiac sounds.
A tympanitic or tender abdomen requires stupes wrung from warm water.
If the attack be wind colic, the abdomen is enlarged by tympanitic distension; borborygmi and belching occur.
In obstruction of the large intestine the outline of the tympanitic and distended gut may be traced with the eye and hand.
The results of this are a swollen, tympanitic abdomen and impaction of the bowels, but the general health may be very good.
Abdomen generally distended and tympanitic, wall rigid and motionless.
Abdomen much distended, rigid, motionless, tympanitic throughout.
Over the greater part of the stomach the percussion note is tympanitic, sometimes with a metallic quality.
The early development of a tympanitic abscess suggested an injury to the colon, but this was not by any means certain.
tympanitic tym·pa·nit·ic (tĭm'pə-nĭt'ĭk)
Of or relating to tympanites.
Of or relating to the quality of sound elicited by percussing over the inflated intestine or over a large pulmonary cavity; tympanic.
tympanites tym·pa·ni·tes (tĭm'pə-nī'tēz)
A distention of the abdomen resulting from the accumulation of gas or air in the intestine or peritoneal cavity. Also called meteorism, tympany.