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).