Quick Guide in History Taking and Physical Examination

Abdominal Examination

Author(s): Nasser Ghaly Yousif*, Najah R. Hadi* and Fadhil G. Alamran * .

Pp: 84-100 (17)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815196894123010006

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


The abdominal examination consists of four basic components: inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation. It is important to begin with the general examination of the abdomen with the patient in a completely supine position. The present chapter is mainly focused on how to examine abdominal systematic. 

Keywords: Abdomen, Kidney, Liver, Spleen.

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