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Egophony - a Reference Guide

Egophony - a

Egophony is a voiced sound with a nasal quality, often described to be like a goat's bleating. Egophony has higher intensity over abnormal lung areas. Ask the patient to say "Eeee" several times. Auscultate the chest walls. Over consolidated lung areas, the sound is heard as an "A" (aaay). Compare this sound to the recording in the "Egophony - e" lesson.


Patient Recording

patient heart or lung sound
Egophony - a


Patient Recording - Half Speed Playback

patient heart or lung sound
Egophony - a


Position

Patient position
The patient's position should be sitting.

Listening Tips

Features:Ask patient to say "Eeee" several times. Auscultate the chest walls. Over consolidated lung areas, the sound is heard as an "A" (aaay)


Waveform (Phonocardiogram)



Egophony - a | Description, Audio and Animations | #150

Authors and Reviewers

Authored by Dr. Jonathan Keroes, MD and Diane Wrigley, PA.
Medically reviewed by Dr. Barbara Erickson, PhD, RN, CCRN.
Last Update: 12/06/2021

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