Examination of the Abdominal Region

Examination of the Abdominal Region

by Stephen Holt, MD, MS

The physical examination of the abdomen is a fundamental part of the standard physical exam. It understandably relies on the previous comprehension of the anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal, reproductive, and endocrine systems. Mainly, this exam consists of the assessment of the abdominal viscera through inspection, auscultation, palpation, and percussion.

The assessment focuses on the integrity and proper functioning of the gastrointestinal tract, hepatobiliary system, abdominal wall, and reproductive tract. The key is to identify and distinguish normal functioning from abnormal conditions, including cirrhosis, cholelithiasis, inflammatory bowel disease, peptic ulcers, ovarian torsion, pancreatitis, among many others.

Course Details

  • Videos 6
  • Duration 0:40 h
  • Quiz questions 21
  • Articles 0


Your Educators of course Examination of the Abdominal Region

 Stephen Holt, MD, MS

Stephen Holt, MD, MS

Dr. Stephen Holt is the Associate Program Director for Ambulatory Education in the Primary Care Program at the Yale School of Medicine in Washington, USA.
He obtained his PhD from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2004. Currently, he is Director of the Addiction Recovery Clinic and Co-Director of Clinician Educator Distinctions Pathway at Yale School of Medicine.
Due to his achievements, he earned the Faculty Teacher of the Year award from the Yale Primary Care Residency Program in 2009 and 2017.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Holt teaches courses on Physical Examination, Dermatology, and Rheumatology.

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By Shehnaaz M. on 06. August 2021 for Examination of the Abdominal Region

Knowledgeable lecturer. The explanation was Brocken into simple chunks - easy to remember. I really enjoyed it

Awesome content
By Yarn K. on 16. July 2021 for Examination of the Abdominal Region

It is very detailed and easy to understand, I loved it!

Excellent Lecture
By Sudheer H. on 03. July 2021 for Examination of the Abdomen

Its one of the best Examination Demonstration I've ever seen. Perfect Lecture and a Great Professor and I like his Teaching Method.

By SHERLY NICOLE C. on 24. June 2021 for Abdominal Wall Tenderness Test

Excelentes Videos, me gustaron todos, Gracias Doctor. Los videos fueron concisos e informativos