The answer to this question is the letter B. Extended Midclavicular line. Take note that this line is an imaginary line so you can take a look at your body and not see this particular line. It is, however, the line that can be found from your trunk to the mid-portion of your clavicle.
This is normally used to describe the location of the different cardiac phenomena that may have occurred. This is the area that will be checked to assess the current condition of the renal arteries for the presence of bruits. This is also the area that is normally checked to find the point of maximum impulse.
Extended midclavicular line-gently place the bell of the stethoscope over the extended midclavicular line, just under the costal angle on either side of the abdominal aorta above the level of the umbilicus to auscultate the renal arteries. there should be no bruits present. a bruit is an abnormal blowing or whooshing sound produced by turbulent blood flow through an artery.
the nurse auscultates for bruits of the abdominal aorta in the epigastric area.
the bladder and uterus are assessed in the hypogastric region.
the costovertebral angle, located posteriorly at the level of the twelfth rib, is where the nurse performs direct percussion, not auscultation, to determine whether there is pain or tenderness, which might indicate inflammation.