Intermediate Lung Sounds
Whispered Pectoriloquy - Abnormal

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Voice high frequencies are more readily transmitted to the chest wall in abnormal lungs as compared to normal lungs.

Ask the patient to whisper "1-2-3" several times while auscultating across the chest walls. The lung area is abnormal if the "1-2-3" sound is understood. This is the abnormal '1-2-3'.

Compare this sound to the recording found in the "Whispered Pectoriloquy - Normal" lesson.

maneuver image

Maneuver:Sitting
Chestpiece Position:Chest wall
Chestpiece:Diaphragm

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