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Abdominal swellings: differential diagnosis

Abdominal swellings: differential diagnosis

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Time to Complete

0.25 hours


May 9, 2017


November 13, 2017

Programme Description

Dr Nigel Stollery outlines differential diagnoses of abdominal swellings including paraumbilical hernias, umbilical hernias, ovarian cysts and umbilical granulomas. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include understanding the presentation and management of these conditions.

Educational Objectives

After taking this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Consider the differential diagnoses of abdominal swellings
  • Authors

    Activity author
    Dr Nigel Stollery

    Test author
    Isabella Laws
    5th year medical student
    St George’s, University of London


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.25 learning credits (0.25 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


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    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required