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Bronchial

Bronchial breath sounds are characterized by their hollow, tubular quality and higher pitch compared to vesicular. These noises can be heard during auscultation over the trachea area (considered normal) with a distinct pause between inspiration and expiration cycles of 1:3 ratio.

Patient Recording

patient heart or lung sound
Bronchial

Patient Recording - Half Speed

patient heart or lung sound
Bronchial

Position

Patient position
The patient's position should be seated.

Listening Tips

Features: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

Waveform (Phonocardiogram)

Authors and Sources

Authors and Reviewers


Sources

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Bronchial | Lessons with Audio and Video | #76


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