Rhonchi


Rhonchi

SignSymptom infobox
Name = Rhonchi
ICD10 = R09.8
ICD9 = ICD9|786.7 |

Rhonchi is the "coarse rattling sound somewhat like snoring, usually caused by secretion in bronchial airways". Rhonchi is the plural form of the singular word "rhonchus".

Description

It is an abnormal or adventitious sound heard when listening to the chest as the person breathes. They are present when an airway is partially obstructed owing to secretions, mucosal swelling, or tumor tissue pressing on the passage. The sounds are gurgling noises heard on auscultation of the lungs with a stethoscope during inhalation or exhalation. The sounds are caused by the flow of air through thick mucous secretions in the larger air passages such as the bronchioles but can also be associated with smaller structures such as the alveoli.

Rhonchi can be heard in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and acute or severe bronchitis. COPD is an all inclusive syndrome that stems from the reduction of surface area associated with emphysema and the production of mucous secretions, bronchospasm and inflammation associated with bronchitis.

Other tools used in auscultation include listening for egophony, whispered pectoriloquy, rales, rhonchi or wheezing. Also, percussion is often used to determine diseases of the chest.

ee also

* Rales
* Asthma
* Wheeze


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  • rhonchi — pl. of rhonchus (1829), from Gk. rhenkhos snoring …   Etymology dictionary

  • Rhonchi — Rhonchus Rhon chus, n.; pl. {Rhonchi}. [L., a snoring, a croaking.] (Med.) An adventitious whistling or snoring sound heard on auscultation of the chest when the air channels are partially obstructed. By some writers the term rhonchus is used as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rhonchi — n. wheezing or snoring sound produced in the bronchial tubes …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Хрип (Rhonchus, Множ. Rhonchi) — аномальный шум слизи, производимый во время прохождения воздуха через суженные бронхи. Хрипы обычно прослушиваются с помощью стетоскопа во время выдоха обследуемого пациента. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • хрипы — (rhonchi) дыхательные шумы, обусловленные сужением дыхательных путей или наличием в них патологического содержимого …   Большой медицинский словарь

  • Breath sounds — refer to the specific sounds identified through auscultation of the respiratory system with a stethoscope.In this context, adventitious refers to sounds heard apart from the normal sounds of inspiration and expiration.A new technology, vibration… …   Wikipedia

  • Rhonchial — Rhon chi*al, a. (Med.) Of or pertaining to a rhonchus; produced by rhonchi. [1913 Webster] {Rhonchial fremitus}. [L. fremitus a dull roaring or murmuring.] (Med.) A vibration of the chest wall that may be felt by the hand laid upon its surface.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rhonchial fremitus — Rhonchial Rhon chi*al, a. (Med.) Of or pertaining to a rhonchus; produced by rhonchi. [1913 Webster] {Rhonchial fremitus}. [L. fremitus a dull roaring or murmuring.] (Med.) A vibration of the chest wall that may be felt by the hand laid upon its… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Хрипы — I Хрипы (rhonchi) дополнительные дыхательные шумы, возникающие в воздухоносном пространстве дыхательных путей легких. Образуются при наличии в бронхах, легочных альвеолах или патологических полостях (каверны, бронхоэктазы и др.) жидкого… …   Медицинская энциклопедия

  • Crackles — ICD 10 R09.8 ICD 9 786.7 Crackles, crepitations, or rales are the clicking, rattling, or crackling noises that may be made by one or both lungs of a human with a respiratory disease dur …   Wikipedia


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