Annals of Thoracic Medicine
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Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 158--168

Auscultation of the respiratory system


Malay Sarkar1, Irappa Madabhavi2, Narasimhalu Niranjan1, Megha Dogra3 
1 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
2 Department of Medical and Pediatric Oncology, Gujarat Cancer Research Institute, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
3 Medical Officer, Primary Health Center, Chamba, Himachal Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Malay Sarkar
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla - 171 001, Himachal Pradesh
India

Auscultation of the lung is an important part of the respiratory examination and is helpful in diagnosing various respiratory disorders. Auscultation assesses airflow through the trachea-bronchial tree. It is important to distinguish normal respiratory sounds from abnormal ones for example crackles, wheezes, and pleural rub in order to make correct diagnosis. It is necessary to understand the underlying pathophysiology of various lung sounds generation for better understanding of disease processes. Bedside teaching should be strengthened in order to avoid erosion in this age old procedure in the era of technological explosion.


How to cite this article:
Sarkar M, Madabhavi I, Niranjan N, Dogra M. Auscultation of the respiratory system.Ann Thorac Med 2015;10:158-168


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Sarkar M, Madabhavi I, Niranjan N, Dogra M. Auscultation of the respiratory system. Ann Thorac Med [serial online] 2015 [cited 2020 Aug 13 ];10:158-168
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