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What is the sequence of techniques used during the abdomen examination?
Inspection,auscultation, percussion, palpation.
During inspection fo the abdomen what should be noted?
venous pattern, perislaltic waves, and abdominaol contour
Right upper quadrant tenderness may indicate pathology in the:
liver, pancreas, or ascending colon
Hyperactive bowel sounds are:
high pitched, rushing, tinkling
the absence of bowel sounds is established after listening for:
5 full min.
Auscultation of the abdomen may releal bruits of which arteries?
aoritc, renal, iliac, and femoral
The range of normal liver span in the right mid-clavicular line in the adult is:
6-12 inches
the lef upper quadrant contains the :
spleen
Striae, caused by prolonged stretching of skin, are what color
silvery white
Auscultation of the abdomen is begun in the right lower quadrant because:
bowel sounds are always normally present here
A dull percussion note forward of teh left midaxillary line is:
indicative of splenic enlargement
Shifting dullness is a test for:
ascites
Tenderness during abdominal palpation is expected when palpating:
the sigmoid colon
Murphy's sign is best described as:
the pain felt when taking a deep preath when the examiner's fingers are on the approximate location of the inflamed gallbadder.