Vesicular breath sounds are soft and low pitched with a rustling quality during inspiration and are even softer during expiration. These are the most commonly auscultated breath sounds, normally heard over most of the lung surface. They have an inspiration/expiratory ratio of 3 to 1 or I:E of 3:1.

After reviewing the sound, use the waveform and anatomy tabs for more information about this sound.

Vesicular - Normal
maneuver
Position: Chest wall
Maneuver: Seated
Chestpiece: Diaphragm

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