Abdomen Examination - Auscultation

Auscultation of the abdomen examines the four quadrants of abdomen region and listens to the various bowel sounds. The stethoscope is used to listen over several areas of the abdomen for several minutes for the presence of bowel sounds. User can listen to respective bowel sounds on clicking each quadrants of virtual patient through the simulated virtual activity.



Simulation Type

Condition, Using graphics

Gender Specific

No, Common for both genders




     Normal bowel sounds (intermittent low- or medium- pitched gurgles with an occasional high-pitched noise or tinkle)

     Mesenteric artery occlusion

     Bowel obstruction

     Paralytic ileus


     The system will display the patient’s abdominal region marked into four different quadrants.

     Click on each quadrant to listen to the bowel sound.

     A stethoscope appears with a sound played from respective quadrant as per the patient’s condition.