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Which of the following are considered normal findings when assessing the abdomen of a healthy infant? Select all that apply.



A. Visible peristaltic waves
B. Abdominal respirations
C. Increased tympany with percussion
D. A palpable liver EDGE 5 centimeters below the costal margin
E. "Potbelly" appearance
Asked by D.Hadenr, Last updated: Dec 05, 2017

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered on 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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