Abdomen Examination- Palpation


Palpation is the process of using one's hands to examine the body, especially while perceiving/diagnosing a disease or illness. Light palpation tests are done using a single hand for any palpable mass, rigidity, or pain. Deep palpation tests are done using two hands for organomegaly, including enlargement of the liver and spleen. User can click on the marked spots on each quadrant and note down the text responses on respective click through the simulated activity.


Simulation Type

Condition, Using graphics

Gender Specific

No, Common for both genders






     The system will display a patient’s abdomen categorized into different quadrants.

     Select the desired view/any palpation method from the down panel; ‘Light Palpation’ and ‘Deep Palpation’.

     System will display the condition of the respective region on clicking each quadrant.