Wheezes-Expiratory

Description

Wheezes are continuous, high-pitched, musical, predominantly expiratory sounds that are produced by air flowing through narrowed bronchi, causing fluttering and resonance of the bronchial walls. The proportion of the respiratory cycle occupied by the wheeze roughly corresponds to the degree of airway obstruction. Thus, they are caused by pathology leading to the narrowing of bronchi, most commonly COPD, asthma, and bronchitis.
Wheezes-Expiratory

Maneuver: Seated
Chestpiece Position: Chest wall
Chestpiece: Diaphragm

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