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Renal Exam

Sacral Oedema

November 28th, 2019


  • Interpretation

  • Palpate the lower back, assessing for the presence of oedema.
  • Significance

  • In patients with fluid overload, lying down for an extended period, fluid may migrate from the legs to the sacral region.
  • Causes of Sacral Oedema

  • Excessive IV fluids
  • Renal disease
  • Heart failure
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