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Abdominal Examination

A hands-on evaluation of the abdominal cavity to identify abnormalities, if any, based on any change in size, shape, consistency, or sound on percussion of the organs found therein.
Parameters assessed Ascites, ballotability, bowel sounds (normoactive, hyperactive, hypoactive, high-pitched, inaudible, tympanitic), costovertebral angle tenderness, distension, obesity, fluid wave, guarding, hepatomegaly, splenomegaly, organomegaly, liver, spleen and kidneys (tender or not), McBurney's point (for appendicitis), Murphy's sign, palpable, nonpalpable, protuberant, rebound tenderness, scaphoid, surgical scars.

abdominal examination

Clinical medicine A hands-on evaluation of the abdominal cavity to identify abnormalities, if any, based on any change in size, shape, consistency, or sound on percussion of the organs found therein. See Abdomen.
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Abdominal examination revealed a fairly globular non-tender mass measuring 20 cms across, occupying left flank and umbilicus.
Abdominal examination showed a midline scar and bulge in the epigastric region that was soft and nontender on palpation.
His abdominal examination revealed tenderness in the left iliac fossa with guarding.
Abdominal examination revealed mild tenderness in epigastric region without peritoneal signs.
Morning blood pressure medicines were not taken and BP decreased to 160/90 mm Hg after tablet concor and dozar were given, heart rate 64 /min oxygen saturation of 98 per cent with clear chest, normal cardiac, abdominal examination and no pitting edema on lower extremities.'
The abdominal examination showed soft hepatomegaly 3 cm below costal margin.
Diffuse tenderness and rigidity were noticed on abdominal examination and leukocytosis and an elevated CRP level necessitated a CT scan which showed free air in the abdominal cavity (Figure 3).
On abdominal examination, there was generalized tenderness with rebound.
Abdominal distension and rigidity were found and a 5 cm diameter mass was palpated during abdominal examination. Vital signs were insignificant.
Abdominal examination revealed an enlarged, non-tender spleen with the lower border palpable 5 cm below the left costal margin.