• Bruits are vascular sounds resembling heart murmurs. Sometimes they're described as blowing sounds. The most frequent cause of abdominal bruits is occlusive arterial disease in the aortoiliac vessels. If bruits are present, you'll typically hear them over the aorta, renal arteries, iliac arteries, and femoral arteries.


  • Bruit, also called vascular murmur, is the abnormal sound generated by turbulent flow of blood in an artery due to either an area of partial obstruction or a localized high rate of blood flow through an unobstructed artery.

    Also Know, what does a thyroid bruit sound like? A thyroid bruit is described as a continuous sound that is heard over the thyroid mass. (If you only hear something during systolic, think about a carotid bruit or radiating cardiac murmur.) A thyroid bruit is seen in Graves disease from a proliferation of the blood supply when the thyroid enlarges.

    Then, how do you hear Bruits?

    Use either the bell or the diaphragm when listening for the carotid bruit, at a point just lateral to the Adams apple. Listen for the murmur of aortic stenosis at the second right intercostal space (2RICS). An early systolic bruit is associated with a 50% decrease in carotid artery luminal diameter.

    Is bruit sound normal?

    Definition. A bruit is an audible vascular sound associated with turbulent blood flow. These sounds may be normal, innocent findings (i.e., a venous hum in a child) or may point to underlying pathology (i.e., a carotid artery bruit caused by atherosclerotic stenosis in an adult).

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