Coarse rales | definition of coarse rales by Medical dictionary
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
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coarse rales Coarse crackles Pulmonary medicine A loud and low-pitched, discontinuous, 'explosive' lung sound. Cf Fine crackles.
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On auscultation, severe wheezing and coarse rales
were noted in whole lung fields.
Systemic examination revealed few coarse rales
bilaterally with reduced breath sounds in the right infra axillary and infrascapular areas.
Auscultation of the lungs was positive for bilateral coarse rales
, and haemorrhagic fluid was aspirated from the endotracheal tube with frequent intervals.
Exam Normal other than localized coarse rales
in the left posterior lung field; spot [O.sub.2] saturation is 96%