CHARLES K. TASHIMA, M.D.
To the editor: A to-and-fro murmur in the groin is usually referred to as Duroziez's sign, which was reported as "The Double Intermittent Murmur over the Femoral Arteries as a Sign of Aortic Insufficiency" (1). Blumgart and Ernstene (2) studied this phenomenon more closely and described methods of differentiating the diastolic femoral bruit heard in conditions of increased blood flow, such as in anemia, thyrotoxicosis, and peripheral vasodilatation from that of aortic regurgitation. They noted that the diastolic component is increased with distal compression in aortic insufficiency since it is due to backward flow of blood. But in increased blood
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TASHIMA CK. To-and-Fro Venous Murmur. Ann Intern Med. 1974;81:702. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-81-5-702_1
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