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21 Possible Causes for Popliteal Bruit

  • Popliteal Artery Aneurysm

    Physical examination revealed 2 femoral pulses bilaterally with bilateral bruits; large pulsatile mass in the left popliteal fossa with an associated bruit; dorsalis pedis[vasculardiseasemanagement.com]

  • Peripheral Vascular Disease

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  • Popliteal Artery Entrapment Syndrome

    Physical examination may reveal tenderness over the medial head of the gastrocnemius ( 10 ), a popliteal bruit accentuated by forceful active ankle plantarflexion ( 15 ),[journals.lww.com]

  • Embolism of Arteries of the Extremities

    ), Popliteal bruits (behind the knee) Whenever possible listen for femoral bruits and palpate the pulses in both legs prior to cardiac catheterization so as to establish a[clinicaladvisor.com] […] are audible in the thigh: A femoral bruit audible during systole and diastole is diagnostic for arteriovenous fistula (after femoral artery puncture in cardiac catheterization[clinicaladvisor.com] […] compared to opposite extremity at the same level (i.e. foot to foot, not foot to calf) Auscultation for bruits: Iliac bruits are audible above the inguinal crease Femoral bruits[clinicaladvisor.com]

  • Lower Extremity Arterial Aneurysm

    ), Popliteal bruits (behind the knee) Whenever possible listen for femoral bruits and palpate the pulses in both legs prior to cardiac catheterization so as to establish a[clinicaladvisor.com] An arterial bruit may be heard on auscultation.[teachmeanatomy.info] […] are audible in the thigh: A femoral bruit audible during systole and diastole is diagnostic for arteriovenous fistula (after femoral artery puncture in cardiac catheterization[clinicaladvisor.com]

  • Femoral Artery Occlusion

    Sites for auscultation include the carotid, abdominal aorta, femoral, and popliteal arteries. The absence of a bruit suggests normality but cannot rule out disease.[daviespublishing.com] Auscultation (bruits): Bruits are abnormal, low-frequency sounds heard on auscultation.[daviespublishing.com] Because bruits are low-frequency, and depending on the examiner's hearing range, they may or may not always be heard.[daviespublishing.com]

  • Popliteal Bursitis

    An arterial bruit may be heard on auscultation.[teachmeanatomy.info] Always rule out a vascular malformation from the popliteal artery prior to aspiration by auscultation for a bruit. • Ultrasound helps to differentiate a cyst from other causes[orthopaedicprinciples.com] […] can be detected by an obvious palpable pulsation in the popliteal fossa.[teachmeanatomy.info]

  • Chronic Recurrent Multifocal Osteomyelitis

    On examination, her pulses were absent in the carotid, brachial, radial, popliteal, and dorsalis pedis on left side, and the right femoral, popliteal, and dorsalis pedis.[jrheum.org] Right-sided carotid bruit was heard. Cauliflower-like skin lesion was present over the dorsum of left foot. She had a bony swelling of the body of the right mandible.[jrheum.org]

  • Thromboangiitis Obliterans

    Auscultation: In aortoiliac obstruction there will be bruit over aortoiliac region.[explainmedicine.com] Only ankle pulses will be absent with palpable femoral and popliteal pulses in a obstruction distal to femoropopliteal region.[explainmedicine.com]

  • Aortic Valve Insufficiency

    Systolic and diastolic sounds heard over the femoral artery (“pistol shots”) Duroziez’s sign: Gradual pressure over the femoral artery leads to a systolic and diastolic bruit[healio.com] Hill’s sign: Popliteal systolic blood pressure exceeding brachial systolic blood pressure 60 mm Hg or more (most sensitive sign for aortic regurgitation) Shelly’s sign: Pulsation[healio.com]

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