egophony


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egophony

 [e-gof´o-ne]
increased resonance of voice sounds, with a high-pitched bleating quality, heard especially over lung tissue compressed by pleural effusion; called also egobronchophony.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

e·goph·o·ny

(ē-gof'ŏ-nē),
A peculiar broken quality of the voice sounds, like the bleating of a goat, heard about the upper level of the fluid in cases of pleurisy with effusion.
[G. aix (aig-), goat, + phōnē, voice]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
An extreme form of bronchophony, in which spoken words assume a nasal or bleating—goat-like—quality, which is most common when there is simultaneous lung consolidation and pleural fluid accumulation, but also heard in uncomplicated lobar pneumonia or pulmonary infarction
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

egophony

Pulmonary medicine An extreme form of bronchophony, in which spoken words assume a nasal or bleating–Greek, aïgos, goat–quality, which is most common when there is simultaneous lung consolidation and pleural fluid accumulation, but also heard over uncomplicated lobar pneumonia or pulmonary infarction. See Bronchophony.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

e·goph·o·ny

(ē-gof'ŏ-nē)
A peculiar broken quality in voice sounds, like the bleating of a goat, heard about the upper level of the fluid in association with cases of pleurisy with effusion.
[G. aix (aig-), goat, + phōnē, voice]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation (including bronchophony, egophony, and whispered pectoriloquy) are steps in a thorough, in-depth assessment.
The sounds were further delineated in cases where both groups were comparable; for example, stridor and egophony were correctly identified by a range of 73 percent to 97 percent of all students, while diastolic murmurs were only identified correctly by 5 percent of students in the control group and 19 percent in the intervention group.
(3) Individual clinical findings such as pulse above 100 beats per minute, respiratory rate above 25 breaths per minute, temperature above 99.9[degrees]F, local dullness to percussion, rales, asymmetric respirations, pleural rubs, egophony, increased fremitus, and cachexia are weak predictors of pneumonia, being present in 4% to 28% of radiographically proven pneumonia.
Physical examination reveals only crackles and egophony in the right lower lung field.
He described murmurs and thrills, pectoriloquy (as a sign of tubercular cavities), egophony, bronchophony, a variety of rales, and normal and abnormal lung sounds.
No rhonchi, rales, egophony, or dullness to percussion was appreciated.
She appeared ill and had decreased breath sounds with egophony at the right base.
Chest examination was remarkable for absent breath sounds to the mid-left lung field with diminished tactile fremitus, dullness to percussion, and egophony. No crackles were detected.