Carotid bruit

 

This is sound heard using the stethoscope on the neck behind the angle of the mandible. It is caused by stenosis of the common carotid artery very near the origin of the internal carotid artery as a result of atheroma similar to the process which occurs in ischemic heart disease which affects the coronary vessels. The individual may have been suffering previously from transient ischemic attacks (TIA).

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