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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

Overview

Breath sounds refer to the specific sounds identified through auscultation of the respiratory system with a stethoscope.

In this context, "adventitious" refers to sounds heard apart from the normal sounds of inspiration and expiration.

A new technology, vibration response imaging, produces dynamic images of the lungs by measuring the vibration energy generated in lungs is under investigation. It is non-invasive and radiation-free.

Classification

There are a variety of breath sounds:

Causes

In alphabetical order[5] [6]

Decreased Airflow through Respiratory Tree

Obstructed Transmission of Sound

References

  1. http://www.gpnotebook.co.uk/cache/1382744076.htm
  2. http://www.drhull.com/EncyMaster/R/rhonchi.html
  3. http://www.gpnotebook.co.uk/cache/-1395654592.htm
  4. http://chorus.rad.mcw.edu/doc/00456.html
  5. Sailer, Christian, Wasner, Susanne. Differential Diagnosis Pocket. Hermosa Beach, CA: Borm Bruckmeir Publishing LLC, 2002:77 ISBN 1591032016
  6. Kahan, Scott, Smith, Ellen G. In A Page: Signs and Symptoms. Malden, Massachusetts: Blackwell Publishing, 2004:68 ISBN 140510368X



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