We discussed clinical station – Abdomen – presentation today. Initially a talk on how to approach CS – where the task is to examine Abdomen of a child.

The learning points are:

  • Listen to the task VERY carefully.
  • Statement has clues likely final diagnosis
  • General physical examination is ESSENTIAL part of task
  • Note the scars and know associated common surgery
  • Transverse abdominal scars – which seems ‘huge’ are likely to be due to surgery in neonatal or early infancy.
  • If you see a scar you are not familiar with – mention you are not familiar with it – branding or cautery is practised by ‘Native practitioner’.
  • A mark of Zero is awarded in exam if one does not follow the task.