Pectoriloquy is the increased resonance of the voice through the lung structures, so that it is clearly comprehensible using a stethoscope on the chest. It usually indicates consolidation of the underlying lung parenchyma.[1]

Differential diagnosispneumonia

Types include egophony and bronchophony.[2]

See also


  1. Orient, Jane M.; Sapira, Joseph D. (2010). Sapira's Art & Science of Bedside Diagnosis. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN 9781605474113.
  2. "pectoriloquy" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary

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