Abdominal Examination





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Published on Jan 28, 2008

This procedural skills video shows a basic abdominal examination being undertaken by Dr Michelle Downie from St George's, University of London. The content of this video is licensed by the Creative Commons and anyone is free to use this video for educational, personal, and non-commercial purposes only.

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CoffeeAddict CRN
It's inspection, auscultation, percussion, then light to deep palpation. You do not palpate before percussion, as it could move an organ and cause the tymphany to be off or unnecessary dullness over the spleen showing inaccurate results
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Akshaykumar Kamble
 Thanks, i think legs should be flexed for palpation
Anna Rose
Oh my God, shifting dullness completely wrong. You have to percuss from midline towards yourself, when sound changes onto dull, mark it with a pen, roll patient towards yourself wait for a few seconds and percuss again. I know it is more then one way of technic, but in english system you have to roll you pt towards yourself.
I think she should think about loosing some weight or pretty soon she is going to end up with Diabetes
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in our medschool ,it doesnt matter,the thing is u should start away from the tenderness area,and the tender is the last part :) so if they have tenderness at below navel,you wouldnt start there, and i dont think clockwise or anti clockwise play a different role 
no matter the sequences,it is a way of practice in different places,if it is still acceptable,,, it means wrong sequences doesnt affect the diagnosis, so nothing wrong,, 
Sam Rowles
Those long sleeves have got to go! Yours sincerely, Infection Control.
Zahra Rajabalipour
Auscultation should be done after inspection, in case there is an aortic aneurysm - palpating an aortic aneurysm may become dangerous..
Dr Steven C is wrong in saying always. Consider AAAs. 
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