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A flat contour is expected in well muscled athletic adults. You must auscultate before you percuss or palpate abdomen because these maneuvers may alter the frequency of bowel sounds.

Chapter 21 Abdomen Objective Data Flashcards Quizlet

The umbilicus is in mid line.

Contour of abdomen. Thin adults may have a scaphoid abdomen. A rounded abdomen is commonly seen in young children but in adults it s the result of poor muscle tone from inadequate exercise or being overweight. The shape or contour of the abdomen depends on many factors ranging from nutritional status to severe life threatening diseases.

A scaphoid abdomen also suggests malignancy or malnutrition. The skin and contour of the abdomen are inspected followed by. Let us explore all the causes of the scaphoid abdomen.

Depending on the findings or patient complaints a variety of examination techniques and special maneuvers can provide additional diagnostic information. Is it flat scaphoid concave or protuberant convex. Contour of the abdomen.

Flat normal typically seen in muscular non obese persons rounded normal protruberant distended scaphoid seen in very slim or in undernourished persons if distension does occur the examiner should further classify it as. Skin and subcutaneous tissue. In thin individuals the epigastric pulsation and occasional gentle peristalsis may be visible.

A flat contour is expected in well muscled athletic adults. Also the causes of the development of scaphoid contour of the abdomen are different in different age groups. Enhanced peristaltic sounds may mask other abnormal.

Contour to extend it to the level of the second portion of the duodenum. Stand on right side and view the abdomen tangentially to visualize peristalsis. Thin adults may have a scaphoid abdomen.

Liver s95 contour was edited at the medial portion of the liver near the portal hepatis to include segment i completely which was missed 27 or partially. Upper abdominal normal organ contouring guidelines and. A rounded abdomen is commonly seen in normal young children but in adults it is the result of poor muscle tone from inadequate exercise or from being overweight.

From this position the abdomen s contour may be. Percussion and palpation of all quadrants. Right upper right lower left upper and left lower.

Peristalsis and pulsations. Signs of hernia lifting head or coughing considered normal in white skinned children until age 2 and in black skinned children until age 7. By thinking in anatomic terms you will remind yourself of what resides in a particular quadrant and therefore what might be identifiable during both normal and pathologic states.

Note the contour of the abdomen. The contour of the abdomen can vary. The abdomen is roughly divided into four quadrants.

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