Duroziez's sign

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Femoral artery

Duroziez's sign is a sign of aortic insufficiency.[1] It consists of an audible diastolic murmur which can be heard over the femoral artery when it is compressed with the bell of a stethoscope.[2]

It is named for Paul Louis Duroziez.[3][4]


  1. ^ Babu AN, Kymes SM, Carpenter Fryer SM (May 2003). "Eponyms and the diagnosis of aortic regurgitation: what says the evidence?". Ann. Intern. Med. 138 (9): 736–42. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-138-9-200305060-00010. PMID 12729428. 
  2. ^ Huon H Gray et al., "Examination of the Head and Neck, Chapter 2: The Cardiovascular system, Lecture Notes on Cardiology, 4th Edtn, Blackwell Publishing, Oxford 2002
  3. ^ synd/2737 at Who Named It?
  4. ^ P. L. Duroziez. Du double souffle intermittent crural, comme signe de l’insuffisance aortique. Archives générales de médecine, Paris, 1861, 5 sér., 17: 417-443, 588-605.