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Which are considered normal findings when assessing the abdomen of a healthy infant?

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Asked by D.Hadenr, Last updated: Sep 29, 2020

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John Smith

John Smith

John Smith
John Smith

Answered Sep 08, 2016

Visible peristaltic waves-2. abdominal respirations-3. increased tympany with percussion-4. "potbelly" appearance-visible peristaltic waves - these are usually more visible in infants and children than in adults because the muscle wall of the abdomen is thinner. abdominal respirations - are normal in infants and young children. increased tympany with percussion - children swallow more air than adults when eating, thus creating a greater sound of tympany when percussion is performed. palpable liver edge - the liver is palpable at or slightly below the costal margin in newborns. it should not be 5 cm below the costal margin. potbelly appearance - it is normal for an infant or a young child to have a potbelly in the abdomen.
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