Whispered Pectoriloquy - Abnormal Reference Guide
Whispered Pectoriloquy - AbnormalVoice 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.
Patient Recording - Half Speed Playback
The patient's position should be sitting.
Listening TipsFeatures:Ask patient to whisper 1-2-3 several times. Auscultate across chest walls. Abnormal if 1-2-3 sound is understood
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