Colon examination

This is performed by bimanual examination with one hand in the posterior abdominal wall and the other in the anterior abdominal wall for retroperitoneal colon such as ascending and descending colon in the left and right paracolic gutters. The transverse colon is fully intraperitoneal and can be palpated from the anterior abdominal wall together with the  sigmoid colon. They are first inspected, then palpated before percussion and finally auscultation.

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1 hypochrondriac (r,l) 2 lumbar  (flank-r, l)) 3 paraumbilical  4 Iliac (iliac fossa, r, l)) 5 suprapubic (hypogastric) 6 epigastric 7 left lateral line or midclavicular line 8 transpyloric plane (L1) 9 subcostal plane 10 transtubercular plane (L5)

 

 

 

 

 

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ABDOMINAL LOCATOR/DIGITAL LOCATOR OF ANTERIOR ABDOMINAL WALL: Layer 1 Skin of abdomen (anterior abdominal wall). Layer 2- Layer of Camper's fascia. Layer 3 - layer of Scarpa's fascia. Layer  4 - layer of external oblique muscle/aponeurosisLayer 5- layer of rectus sheath. Layer 6- layer of internal oblique. Layer 7 - layer of transversus abdominis. Layer 8- layer of transversus abdominis/parietal peritoneum. Layer 9- layer of greater sac of peritoneum. Layer 10- layer of small intestine. Layer 11- layer of transverse colon. Layer 12- layer of posterior abdominal wall. Layer 13 - layer of deep posterior abdominal wall. Layer 14 - layer of bones of abdominal region.. Colon examination

 

 

 

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