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Synonyms for palpation

an act of touching


Synonyms for palpation

a method of examination in which the examiner feels the size or shape or firmness or location of something (of body parts when the examiner is a health professional)

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Value of visual inspection, bimanual palpation, and intraoperative ultrasonography during hepatic resection for liver metastases of colorectal carcinoma.
(3) Visual inspection and bimanual palpation are the cornerstones of the diagnosis of oral cavity disease.
Bimanual palpation and palpation during contraction showed the mass to correspond to the outline of the masseter muscle.
Upon examination, bimanual palpation of the swollen area cor- responding to the anatomic location of the left submandibular salivary gland duct further indicated that the mass was mobile, firm and non-tender (Figure 1).
Bimanual palpation of the floor of the mouth can provide information regarding adherence and infiltration of the cancer to the mandible.
Uterine myomas are usually diagnosed by incidental visualization during pelvic sonography or bimanual palpation of an enlarged, mobile uterus with irregular contours.
An oral cancer exam also includes bimanual palpation of the lymph nodes, which is a frequent element of standard examinations.