Monthly Archives: May 2013

Hepatomegaly, causes of

Causes of hepatomegaly Priya Menon, Monash Hepatomegaly is the enlargement of the liver, and can be present in a wide array of diseases. The table below shows a broad grouping of some of the more important causes of hepatomegaly. (For

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Melena

Melena Mano Dayalan, Monash Melaena usually suggests a bleed in the upper gastrointestinal tract, but the bleed could also originate from the small intestine or the ascending colon. If the site of bleed is from the ascending colon, it should

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Abscess and carbuncle

Abscess and Carbuncle Dewei Lee, Monash An abscess is a collection of pus. Typically, the abscess presents as a mass that has the following features: History: pain, fever, and possibly an initiating trauma/ bite/ injection. Pain is often throbbing. Abscesses are commoner

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Mass, history taking and examination of

How to present a history and examination of a mass Suneet Sood This page provides an outline of how to take a history of, and examine, a mass. More details and explanations are available HERE. History Duration How long? A

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Ulcer: history taking and examination

Siti Shakinah Sobri, Universiti Teknologi MARA This page provides an outline of how to take a history of, and examine, an ulcer. More details and explanations are available HERE. 1. History History of presenting complaints   Duration   Onset   Progression   Worsening? Changes?    Features

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Abdominal examination

Suneet Sood This page provides an outline of how to present your abdominal examination. More details and explanations are available HERE. 1. General physical examination 2. Abdominal examination Inspection  Symmetry  Shape Scaphoid? Normal/ flat? Full? Distended?  Skin  Swellings  Striae  Scars  Dilated veins

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Dysphagia

Julian Lau, Monash This page provides an outline of how to take a history of, and examine, a case of dysphagia. More details and explanations are available HERE. 1. History History of presenting complaints  Onset   Progress   Worsening?   Liquids/solids?   Other local features:

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