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Bronchial Sounds

  • Listen for

  • Hollow breath sounds, similar to those normally heard over the trachea.
  • Significance

  • Created by a patent airway surrounded by consolidated or otherwise hyperdense lung tissue.
  • Causes of Bronchial Breath Sounds

  • Pneumonia
  • Atelectasis (e.g. an area above a pleural effusion)
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
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