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Percussion Tenderness

Overview

  • Percussion tenderness provides an incredibly superficial stimulus to the abdomen, and if this is sufficient to cause pain then peritonism should be suspected.
    • How to Elicit

    • Gently percuss the abdominal wall over an area of tenderness. Note whether percussion tenderness is localised or generalised.
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Associated Diseases
BETA

Gastric & Small Bowel
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Pancreatic
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