Whispered Pectoriloquy - Healthy
Whispered Pectoriloquy - HealthyWhen a patient whispers '1-2-3', the voice high frequencies, or soft vowel sounds are dampened in a normal lung. Ask the patient to whisper '1-2-3' several times while auscultating the chest walls. Over healthy lung areas, '1-2-3' is not intelligible. Compare this sound to the recording found in the "Whispered Pectoriloquy - Abnormal" lesson.
Patient Recording - Half Speed Playback
The patient's position should be sitting.
Listening TipsFeatures:Ask patient to whisper 1-2-3 several times. Auscultate chest walls. Over healthy lung areas, '1-2-3' is not intelligible
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