Tympanic membrane and the thyroid gland
The thyroid gland can be examined using both the anterior and posterior methods. The anterior method is done by having the patient lay down on their back with arms at their sides. The examiner will then place their hands on either side of the neck, with fingers spread out and lightly palpate for any irregularities such as nodules or lumps. Additionally, it is important to observe for signs of swelling or tenderness during this process.
For the posterior method, the patient should tilt their head up slightly while looking forward and exhale slowly. Then, pressing firmly against the neck area with one hand while utilizing a circular motion with other palm, checking for any irregular masses in this region. Once again observing for signs of tenderness or swelling is essential when performing this examination. By utilizing both these methods collectively an accurate diagnosis regarding thyroid related issues can often be made quicker than if only relying on one method alone