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 18
  • Concept Pages 5


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 Connecticut, USA.
He obtained his MD from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2004. Currently, he is Director of the Addiction Recovery Clinic and Codirector of Clinician Educator Distinctions Pathway at Yale School of Medicine.
Because of 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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Great skill
By Mugurel N. on 03. February 2024 for Abdominal Wall Tenderness Test

Very interesting and very useful. Amazing everything that you teach. Thank you

Love this
By Delcina Marie . on 27. November 2023 for Examination of the Abdominal Region

I love the videos they are easy to understand and it excites me to learn to keep and carry into my career as a P. A.

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By Biola P. on 08. October 2022 for Examination of the Abdominal Region

everything about the videos are good. they shows landmarks and point of good

Good demonstrations
By Soren A. on 04. October 2022 for Examination of the Abdominal Region

Clear demonstrations that are easy to copy and reproduce. Clear points. Not too overloaded with information.