Chapter

The abdomen

James Thomas and Tanya Monaghan

in Oxford Handbook of Clinical Examination and Practical Skills

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print July 2014 | ISBN: 9780199593972
Published online July 2014 | e-ISBN: 9780191742613 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199593972.003.0007

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

The abdomen

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Introduction - - History Swallowing symptoms - Nausea and vomiting - Abdominal pain - Bowel habit - Generalized abdominal swelling - Jaundice and pruritus - Appetite and weight - Lower urinary tract symptoms - The rest of the history - - Examination Outline examination - Inspection: hands - Inspection: upper limbs - Inspection: face - Inspection: neck and chest - Inspection: abdomen - Stomas - Abdominal scars 1: open surgery - Abdominal scars 2: laparoscopic - Palpation: general - Palpation: aorta - Palpation: liver and gallbladder - Palpation: spleen - Palpation: kidneys and bladder - Palpation: herniae - Percussion - Auscultation - ‘Per rectum’ examination - Important presentations - The elderly patient - -

Chapter.  18961 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Clinical Skills

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