Abdomen examination of new born, Biology

Abdomen

  1. check the contour of the abdomen; normally it should be soft, symmetrical, slightly round and moves in synchronously with chest 
  2. in premature neonate abdomen will be distended because of poor muscle tone 
  3. flat flabby "Pan Cake" like abdomen is abnormal and is associated with decreased muscle tone in neonates with drug or neurological depression 
  4. if the abdomen is concave, it is indicative of diaphragmatic hernia and on ascultation bowel sounds are heard in the chest, heart sound is shifted to right and respiratory distress is seen 
  5. check for exomphalos/omphalocele which is protrusion of the intestinal organs outside the abdomen 
  6. check the umblical cord which is composed of Whartons jelly and consist of 1 umblical vein and 2 umblical arteries palpate and check for enlargement of any organs namely liver, spleen or any lump 
  7. check for inguinal hernia when infant is relaxed and/or crying 
  8. check for pulsation of the femoral artery and observe if is equal in both sides of the organ 
  9. palpate for any lymphnode enlargement in the groin
Posted Date: 10/27/2012 4:41:39 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Abdomen examination of new born, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Abdomen examination of new born, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Abdomen examination of new born Discussions

Write discussion on Abdomen examination of new born
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
Explain Counter Stain - Ziehl-Neelsen Method? Methylene blue is used to stain previously decolourized cells. All non acid-fast bacteria de-stained by acid alcohol now absorbs c

Advantage and disadvantages of Fensom and Spanner Electroosmotic Flow Hypothesis The model has several advantages over Munch's model. The presence of P- proteins, and the occl

how are the listed from largest group to smallest group

Many definitions of species have been offered, but none of them proved to be satisfactory. The definitions did not categorically provide the basis to decide whether two similar gro

Use of micro-organisms to control insect pests, pathogens or weeds constitutes biological control, and the biological agents employed are called biocontrol agents. Micro-organis

Explain the Meaning of Life Style Modification Life Style Modification (LSM) is an important aspect in the treatment of diabetes. LSM will help the people who are pre-diabetic

Explain the Procedure for Preparation of General Purpose Media Procedure: Now prepare the media following the steps enumerated herewith: 1. Weigh and dissolve each ingredien

Monitoring for infections Many infections are common in diabetic patient. Most prominent are urinary tract infections. Others are skin problems (carbuncles), ear problems (otit

Q. What are the three major cell types that form the osseous tissue? What are their functions? The three major cell types of the osseous tissue are the osteocytes, the osteobla

Why is the use of condoms not just a contraceptive method but also a health protection behavior? The use of condoms besides being an efficient contraceptive method also helps