Saturday, December 27, 2014

Breath sounds mnemonic

Breath sounds! 

Vesicular sounds:
Inspiration is longer than expiration. No pause in between.
They are normal. 

VE is short. (Expiration is short)
VesI is long. (Inspiration is long)

Bronchial breath sounds:
Inspiration and expiration occupy the same duration of time and are separated by a pause. 
Heard in: Consolidation or a large cavity. 

B for Bronchial, B for Both are equal.

Broncho-vesicular sounds:
Both are equal with a pause.
Heard in: Bronchial asthma, Emphysema. 
The B for Both are equal. The hyphen reminds me of the pause.

That's all!
Everything is awesome :D


  1. also vesicular sounds are soft and low pitched
    bronchial sounds -loud and high pitched

  2. In bronchial sounds, expiration is longer than inspiration

    1. I am not sure about it, some people would say they are equal, others would disagree!


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