coarse rales

A loud and low-pitched, discontinuous, ‘explosive’ crackling sound heard in patients with pneumonia, atelectasis, pulmonary fibrosis, acute bronchitis, bronchiectasis, or pulmonary oedema secondary to left-sided congestive heart failure

coarse rales

Coarse crackles Pulmonary medicine A loud and low-pitched, discontinuous, 'explosive' lung sound. Cf Fine crackles.
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Preoperatively, pulmonary auscultation revealed no coarse rales.