Breath sounds courtesy of Dr David Cugell

American college of chest physicians

 You are going to be presented with various breath sounds. First listen to the sound. Then proceed to answer the questions. Click to view the correct answers.

Case 1


  1. 1.Describe the breath sound.
  2. 2.Which pathological process is it indicative of ?
  3. 3.List conditions when you may hear this sound.










You were listening to a patient with Asthma.

  • Wheezing
    • High pitched
    • Musical whistle
    • Continuous sound
    • Long expiration
Indicative of:
  • Intrathoracic narrowing of airways during expiration
Sounds may be heard in the following conditions:
  • Diffuse obstruction
    • Asthma
  • Focal obstruction
    • Foreign body
    • Adenoma
    • Mucous plug