Wheeze - Monophonic Reference Guide
Wheeze - MonophonicMonophonic wheezes are loud, continuous sounds occurring in inspiration, expiration or throughout the respiratory cycle. The constant pitch of these sounds creates a musical tone. The tone is lower in pitch compared to other adventitious breath sounds. The single tone suggests the narrowing of a larger airway. These lung sounds are heard over anterior, posterior and lateral chest walls. These sounds can be more intense over lung areas affected by partial obstructions.
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The patient's position should be sitting.
Features:Loud, continuous sounds occurring throughout the respiratory cycle. Expiration period is frequently longer. Heard over anterior, posterior and lateral chest walls