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:

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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