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Egophony - e

Virtual Auscultation

patient torso with stethoscope chestpiece
patient position during auscultation

The patient's position should be sitting.

Lesson

Egophony is a voice sound with a nasal quality, often described to be like a goat's bleating. Egophony has higher intensity over abnormal areas. Over healthy lung areas, egophony will not be present. Ask the patient to say 'Eeee' several times and auscultate the chest walls. Over healthy lung areas, the sound is understandable as an 'E'. Compare this sound to the recording in the Egophony - a lesson.

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Authors and Reviewers

Authored by Dr. Jonathan Keroes, MD and David Lieberman, Developer, Virtual Cardiac Patient. Medically reviewed by Dr. Barbara Erickson, PhD, RN, CCRN. Last Update: 11/28/2021

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