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The abdomen 

The abdomen

The abdomen

James Thomas

and Tanya Monaghan

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date: 22 July 2017

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 - -

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