pectoriloquy


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pectoriloquy

 [pek″to-ril´o-kwe]
voice sounds of increased resonance heard through the chest wall, such as egophony and bronchophony.

pec·to·ril·o·quy

(pek'tō-ril'ŏ-kwē),
Increased transmission of the voice sound through the pulmonary structures, so that it is clearly audible on auscultation of the chest; usually indicates consolidation of the underlying lung parenchyma.
Synonym(s): pectorophony
[L. pectus, chest, + loquor, to speak]

pec·to·ril·o·quy

(pek'tō-ril'ŏ-kwē)
Increased transmission of the voice sound through the pulmonary structures, so that it is clearly audible on auscultation of the chest; usually indicates consolidation of the underlying lung parenchyma.
[L. pectus, chest, + loquor, to speak]
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The physical exam documented a detailed cardiac exam with no murmurs, rubs, or gallops, and the pulmonary exam showed no wheezing or whispered pectoriloquy. These documentation inaccuracies, while amusing, truly are a source of potential liability and ultimately detract from our ability to find the important information contained within a note.
Inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation (including bronchophony, egophony, and whispered pectoriloquy) are steps in a thorough, in-depth assessment.
All patients Serology (n=113) (%) positive patients (n=31) (%) Clinical Fever 94 (83) 25 (80.6) symptoms Cough 100 (88.4) 30 (96.7) Vomiting 15 (13.2) 4 (12.9) Headache 10 (8.84) 5 (16.1) Abdominal Pain 8 (7) 1 (3.2) Diarrhoea 12 (10.6) 5 (16.1) Dyspnoea 72 (63.7) 18 (58) Clinical Plueral rub 4 (3.5) 0 (0) signs Wheezing 20 (17.6) 4 (12.9) Crepitation 42 (37) 21 (67.7) Bronchial breathing 10 (8.8) 3 (9.6) Whispering pectoriloquy 1 (0.8) 1 (3.2) Dbrso 3 (2.6) 1 (3.2) Significant chest 87 (76.9) 25 (80.6) X-ray Findings Table II.
He described murmurs and thrills, pectoriloquy (as a sign of tubercular cavities), egophony, bronchophony, a variety of rales, and normal and abnormal lung sounds.