Physical Findings

The physical findings are suggestive of the presence of a small pleural effusion. Egophony is a qualitative alteration of voice transmission and has been observed over the upper margin of pleural effusion and over consolidation. The phenomenon is attributed to the presence of a thin layer of fluid separating the pleura. You need bronchial breathing to support consolidation. I will attribute these set of findings to suggest the presence of a small effusion.