Basics of Lung Sounds
Bronchial

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phonocardiogram

torso with stethoscope chestpiece
chestpiece
maneuver
Maneuver:Seated
Position:Chest wall
Chestpiece:Diaphragm

Bronchial 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 .