Bronchovesicular Breath Sounds


Bronchovesicular Breath sounds intermediate between bronchial and vesicular breath sounds; they can be abnormal, but are normal when heard between the 1st and 2nd intercostal spaces anteriorly and posteriorly between scapulae. Inspiration to expiration periods are equal. These are normal sounds in the mid-chest area or in the posterior chest between the scapula. They reflect a mixture of the pitch of the bronchial breath sounds heard near the trachea and the alveoli with the vesicular sound. They have an I:E ratio of 1:1.
Bronchovesicular Breath Sounds

Maneuver: Sitting
Chestpiece Position: Chest wall
Chestpiece: Diaphragm