Monthly Archives: March 2016

Leg swelling

Goh Su Yi, Medical student, Monash University 23 June, 2015 This post describes how to take a history of a patient who presents with a leg swelling. It is particularly directed towards patients suspected to have deep venous thrombosis. History

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Kocher’s test for stridor in a goiter

by Tan Yan Wei, year 3, Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia 26 March 2016 Introduction A large thyroid gland presses on the trachea. This pressure may decalcify the tracheal cartilage (tracheomalacia), and produce some

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The thyroid gland: history and examination

By Vinod Ramachandran Year 3, Monash University Malaysia 23 Mar 2016 Introduction This article is titled “History and examination of the thyroid gland”. It has a definite focus towards a patient with a thyromegaly, but it can also be considered

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Striae distensae (stretch marks)

Jery Park, Year 3, Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia 6 Mar 2016 Striae distensae are a common scarring on the skin. They can be erythematous, violaceous or hyperpigmented linear striations. There are 2 main

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Dilated abdominal veins, examination of

Gerald Tan, Year three, Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia Last updated 26 Feb 2016 What to look for in a patient who has dilated abdominal veins Characteristic Sign Differential diagnosis Location Periumbilical Caput medusae

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Umbilicus, examination of

Ng Wei Yao, Chong Yee Ting, Year 3, Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia Last updated 28 Feb 2016 This table lists some abnormalities of the umbilicus. If, on abdominal examination, the umbilicus looks abnormal,

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