Rhonchi - low-pitched Wheezes
Rhonchi - low-pitched WheezesLow-pitched wheezes (rhonchi) are continuous, both inspiratory and expiratory, low-pitched adventitious lung sounds that are similar to wheezes. They often have a snoring, gurgling or rattle-like quality. Rhonchi occur in the bronchi. Sounds defined as rhonchi are heard in the chest wall where bronchi occur, not over any alveoli. Rhonchi usually clear after coughing.
Patient Recording - Half Speed Playback
The patient's position should be seated.
Listening TipsFeatures:Rhonchi are continuous, low-pitched sounds with a gurgling, snoring or rattle-like quality. More common during expiration
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