Physical Exam: Abdominal

  • - Inspection: general appearance, scars, lesions, pulsations, masses
  • - Auscultation: bowel sounds, bruits
  • - Percussion: dull/resonant, liver span, painful (peritoneal signs)
  • - Light palpation: tenderness (rebound), guarding, distention, rigid/soft
  • - Deep palpation: masses, pulsations, organomegaly