BronchialBronchial breath sounds are hollow, tubular sounds that are higher pitched compared to vesicular sounds. They can be auscultated over the trachea where they are considered normal. There is a distinct pause in the sound between inspiration and expiration. I:E ratio is 1:3.
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The patient's position should be seated.
Listening TipsFeatures:Hollow, tubular sounds that are higher-pitched. Considered abnormal if heard over the peripheral lung fields. Distinct pause in the sound between inspiration and expiration. Inspiration to expiration ratio of 1:2 or 1:3
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