Duroziez's sign

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Duroziez's sign
Other names: Alvarenga-Duroziez sign
Femoral artery
Differential diagnosisAortic insufficiency

Duroziez's sign is a sign of aortic insufficiency.[1][2] 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.[3]

It is named for French physician Paul Louis Duroziez who published its description in 1861,[4][5] even though it was first described by Portuguese physician Pedro Francisco da Costa Alvarenga in 1855;[6] for this reason it is alternatively known as the Alvarenga-Duroziez sign.


  1. Kawamata, Hirofumi; Yamano, Michiyo; Kawasaki, Tatsuya. "Duroziez's Sign". Circulation Reports. 2 (7): 380–381. doi:10.1253/circrep.CR-20-0029. ISSN 2434-0790. PMID 33693257. Archived from the original on 2022-11-11. Retrieved 2022-11-06.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. synd/2737 at Who Named It?
  5. 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.
  6. Alvarenga, Pedro Francisco da Costa (1856). Mémoire sur l'insuffisance des valvules aortiques et considérations générales sur les maladies du cœur (in French). Paris: Chez J.-B. Baillière.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)