whispered pectoriloquy


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whis·pered pec·to·ril·o·quy

, whispering pectoriloquy
pectoriloquy of whispered sounds in the same fashion as that of voice sounds.

whispered pectoriloquy

A sound heard in auscultation of the chest over a lung with a cavity of limited extent when the patient whispers.
See also: pectoriloquy
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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.
As for whispered pectoriloquy, it is the increased loudness of a whispered word heard on auscultation over an area of lung consolidation.
Inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation (including bronchophony, egophony, and whispered pectoriloquy) are steps in a thorough, in-depth assessment.