Palpation of the abdomen. A routine procedure or a diagnostic tool?


A 57-year-old woman came to our attention for the evaluation of recurrent episodes of syncope associated with tachycardia and prolonged hypotension. She did not have a history of hypertension. Three years previously (July 2002), while coming out from the swimming pool, she felt deep malaise, nausea, palpitations, light headedness, no chest pain. She… (More)


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