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rhonchus

 [rong´kus] (pl. rhon´chi) (L.)
a continuous sound consisting of a dry whistlelike noise with a lower pitch than that of a wheeze, produced in the throat or bronchial tube due to a partial obstruction.

rhonchus

(rŏng′kŭs) plural.rhonchi
A low-pitched wheezing, snoring, or squeaking sound heard during auscultation of the chest of a person with partial airway obstruction. Mucus or other secretions in the airway, bronchial hyperreactivity, or tumors that occlude respiratory passages can all cause rhonchi.

rhonchi

Continuous wheezing sounds of low or high pitch heard with a STETHOSCOPE when listening to the breath sounds. Rhonchi are caused by partial obstruction of the smaller breathing tubes in the lungs (bronchioles) by swelling of the lining or by the presence of thick mucus.
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52 (15%) patients had respiratory system findings like dyspnoea on exertion, crepitations and rhonchi. 70 (20%) patients had gastrointestinal system findings (aphthous ulcers, cheilitis, dental caries, upper abdominal tenderness, hepatosplenomegaly).
There were widespread rhonchi, with no cyanosis or no finger clubbing.
There was harsh vesicular breathing accompanied with rhonchi and crepitations in the left basal area.
In the patient's physical examination, the lung sounds were normal; there were no rales or rhonchi. There were rhythmic heart sounds and no additional sound or murmur.
A total of 4% of patients with acute Q fever had rhonchi at pulmonary examination compared with 22% in the control group (p = 0.005).
We also auscultated the patient's lungs, looking for rhonchi. This auscultation was done in a supine position with the stethoscope placed in 6 different areas; 4 on the anterior chest and 2 on the lateral chest of each patient.
The patient's past medical history included scoliosis, acute lower back pain, right shoulder degenerative joint disease, atopic dermatitis, lymphadenitis, rhonchi, insomnia, depression, and a long history of recurrent infections, particularly cutaneous staphylococcal and candida albicans infections, often accompanied by a purulent drainage.
Respiratory system examination revealed barrel shaped chest, distant breath sounds, early inspiratory crepitations and expiratory rhonchi with raised jugular venous pressure.
Bilateral extensive rales and rhonchi in the lungs were heard on auscultation and lung graphy revealed reticuloglandular appearance.
On chest examination, there were bilateral rhonchi in middle and lower lobes and heart sounds wereabsent on left side and heard over the right side, rest of the examination was unremarkable.
On auscultation of chest, bilateral rhonchi were present.