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Unformatted text preview: http://www.aafp.org/online/en/home/publications/journals/fpm/collections/fpmmedicare/examdo c.html Physical Examination Findings (Things you should be looking for) Shape, contour, visible aorta pulsations, surface motion, venous patterns, scars, hernia or separation of muscles, peristalsis Auscultation findings: presence and character or bowel sounds in all quadrants, friction rub over liver or spleen Palpation findings: aorta, organs, feces, masses; location, size, contour, consistency, tenderness, muscle resistance Percussion findings: tone in each quadrant, areas of different percussion notes, costovertebral angle (CVA) tenderness, liver span From: Mosbys, Page 804...
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