Whispered Pectoriloquy - Normal


Pectoriloquy is the increased resonance of the voice through the lung structures, so that it is clearly audible using a stethoscope on the chest. It usually indicates consolidation of the underlying lung parenchyma.When a patient whispers '1-2-3', the voice high frequencies, or soft vowel sounds are dampened in a normal lung. While listening to the lungs with a stethoscope, the patient is asked to whisper '1-2-3' several times while ascultating the chest walls. Over healthly lung areas, '1-2-3' is not intelligible.
Whispered Pectoriloquy - Normal

Maneuver: Seated
Chestpiece Position: Chest wall
Chestpiece: Diaphragm