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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.

Review Date 5/6/2019

Updated by: David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.