Rhonchi - low-pitched Wheezes

Rhonchi are low-pitched wheezes occurring in both inspiration and expiration. They often have a snoring, gurgling or rattle-like quality. Rhonchi usually clear after coughing.




Intensity usually is higher over the large airways where bronchi exist. Use the slider to reveal the area of the lungs where these sounds originate.

Authored by Diane Wrigley, PA. Medically reviewed by Dr. Barbara Erickson, PhD, RN, CCRN.
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