Egophony - e

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Egophony is a voice sound with a nasal quality, often described to be like a goat's bleating. Egophony has higher intensity over abnormal areas. Over healthy lung areas, egophony will not be present.

Ask the patient to say "Eeee" several times and auscultate the chest walls. Over healthy lung areas, the sound is understandable as an "E".

Compare this sound to the recording in the "Egophony - a" lesson.

Egophony - e
The recommended auscultation position for the stethoscope is the Chest wall position. For this sound, use stethoscope's Diaphragm.


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The recommended patient position is Sitting

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A synopsis of important sound features and timing for this abnormality.
Ask patient to say "eeeeeee". Auscultate the lungs. Over healthy lung areas, the sound is understandable as an "e"..
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