Definition. Lung sounds, also called breath sounds, can be auscultated across the anterior and posterior chest walls with a transvestite.xyzitious lung sounds are referenced as crackles (rales), wheezes (rhonchi), stridor and pleural rubs as well as voiced sounds that include egophony, bronchophony and whispered pectoriloquy. This is a reference guide for heart and lung sounds. The sounds can be directly accessed below or filtered by auscultation position. For each sound we .
Bronchovesicular breath sounds in peripheral lung fields are abnormal and suggest pneumonia. Wheezing is an abnormal, high-pitched breath sound that’s accentuated on expiration. Wax or a foreign body in the ear should be flushed out gently by irrigation with warm saline solution. Wheezes are adventitious lung sounds that are continuous with a musical quality. Wheezes can be high or low pitched. High pitched wheezes may have an auscultation sound similar to squeaking. Lower pitched wheezes have a snoring or moaning quality.