bimanual palpation


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palpation

 [pal-pa´shun]
the act of feeling with the hand; the application of the fingers with light pressure to the surface of the body for the purpose of determining the condition of the parts beneath in physical diagnosis.
bimanual palpation palpation with both hands in the physical examination of a patient.
Bimanual palpation. From Gorrie et al., 1994.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

bi·man·u·al pal·pa·tion

use of both hands to feel organs or masses, especially in the abdomen or pelvis.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

bi·man·u·al pal·pa·tion

(bī-manyū-ăl pal-pāshŭn)
Use of both hands to feel organs or masses, especially in the abdomen or pelvis.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

bi·man·u·al pal·pa·tion

(bī-manyū-ăl pal-pāshŭn)
Use of both hands to feel or examine dental structures.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Bimanual palpation and visual inspection suggested a high likelihood of a gross deformity of the maxilla if the lesion were to be enucleated primarily.
During bimanual palpation, it was felt to mimic a sublingual gland.
Bimanual palpation of the right submandibular salivary gland further indicated that the mass was mobile and tender.
(2) Bimanual palpation of the floor of the mouth, in a posterior to anterior direction, reveals a palpable stone in a large number of cases of submandibular calculi formation.
An early bimanual palpation showing a deviated uterus with a palpable adnexal mass, a mass extending outside the uterine angle (Baart de la faille's sign) or displacement of fundus contralateral side with rotation of uterus and elevation of affected horn known as Ruge Simnn Syndrome should lead to a suspicion of a Mullerian anomaly.