The techniques required for coping with paediatric short cases
as somewhat different from those for adult patients. The physician
has to assemble all the possible clues from a general inspection
and then perform a purposeful examination with good humour and
This may have to be done in two or three stages punctuated by
brief reassuring chats with the child. For these reasons there are
many spot cases selected for the paediatric examination and in this
tutorial we show a variety of them together with special methods of
approaching the problems.
Dr M Afzal Mir, Senior Lecturer and Consultant
Physician, UHW, Cardiff.