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Breath sounds

Breath sounds

Overview

Normal lung sounds occur in all parts of the chest area, including above the collarbones and as low as the bottom of the rib cage.

Update Date 5/3/2015

Updated by: Laura J. Martin, MD, MPH, ABIM Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Atlanta, GA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.