Whispered Pectoriloquy – Abnormal


Voice high frequencies are more readily transmitted to the chest wall in abnormal lungs as compared to normal lungs. While listening to the lungs with a stethoscope, the patient is asked to whisper "1-2-3" several times while auscultating across the chest walls. The lung area is abnormal if the "1-2-3" sound is understood. This is the abnormal '1-2-3'.
Whispered Pectoriloquy – Abnormal

Maneuver: Seated
Chestpiece Position: Chest wall
Chestpiece: Diaphragm