egophony

egophony2016-11-23T12:49:02+00:00

egophony

PHYSICAL EXAMINATION

Definition An extreme form of bronchophony, in which spoken words assume a nasal or bleating–goat-like–quality

Aetiology Egophony is most common when there is both lung consolidation and pleural fluid accumulation. It may also heard in uncomplicated lobar pneumonia or pulmonary infarction.

Synonyms Greek, aïgos, goat, aegobronchophony, aegophony, bronchoegophony, capriloquism, tragophonia, tragophony, voix de polichinelle  

Reference http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egophony

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