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What do bruits in the abdomen indicate?

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Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Medical management

A "bruit" is noise transmitted from turbulent flow.
A common cause of a bruit is atherosclerosis but a fair number of healthy people can have a benign bruit due to turbulent flow. A few tests - ultrasound, ankle brachial index can establish if there is atherosclerosis. If you do have atherosclerosis, medical management, no smoking is key.

In brief: Medical management

A "bruit" is noise transmitted from turbulent flow.
A common cause of a bruit is atherosclerosis but a fair number of healthy people can have a benign bruit due to turbulent flow. A few tests - ultrasound, ankle brachial index can establish if there is atherosclerosis. If you do have atherosclerosis, medical management, no smoking is key.
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