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Abdominal Examination


Bates’ Visual Guide to the Physical Examination (4th edition)

This video collection accompanies the classic textbook of physical diagnosis used by most medical schools including the University of Pittsburgh. The videos serve as a companion to the textbook and provide a demonstration on how each exam is performed. Bates is often the definitive resource for student exams.

A Practical Guide to Clinical Medicine (University of California, San Diego)

This is a written document complete with photos that lead the learner through the normal and abnormal abdominal exam.

Advanced Physical Diagnosis Learning and Teaching at the Bedside, edition 1 (University of Washington), Liver and Ascites

This website outlines mostly through written documentation and photos examination of the liver and ascites.

Physical Exam Modules (University of Virginia)

This site provides a comprehensive written explanation of the abdominal exam, accompanied by photos and a video.

Online Physical Examination Teaching Assessment (University of Florida)

This series of videos, created by physicians at the University of Florida School of Medicine, provides demonstrations and short lists of clinical pearls on how to perform components of the physical examination.