Basics of Lung Sounds

Crackles - Coarse (Rales)

maneuver image
Maneuver:Seated
Position:Chest wall
Chestpiece:True
Skin and Ribs


Blended View


Lungs
In this example, a patient has chronic bronchitis. Course crackles are heard over most of the anterior and posterior chest walls. Use the slider to reveal a depiction of the lungs where these course crackles originate.