One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Palpation of the abdomen showing abdominal distension with a tympanitic note on percussion, but with normal urination, indicates qi tympanites.’
- ‘On exam, he is tympanitic over his abdomen and liver.’
- ‘Her abdomen was grossly distended and tympanitic with high-pitched bowel sounds.’
- ‘You examined her and she had a tympanitic abdomen.’
- ‘Examination also showed a distended tympanitic abdomen, and abdominal radiography showed a large amount of gas in a distended bladder.’
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