Medial inguinal fossa

Medial inguinal fossa

Medial inguinal fossa
Posterior view of the anterior abdominal wall in its lower half. The peritoneum is in place, and the various cords are shining through.
Inguinal fossae
Details
Latin fossa inguinalis medialis
Dorlands
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f_14/12376134
Anatomical terminology

The medial inguinal fossa is a depression located within the inguinal triangle on the peritoneal surface of the anterior abdominal wall between the ridges formed by the lateral umbilical fold and the medial umbilical ligament, corresponding to the superficial inguinal ring.

Clinical significance

It is associated with direct inguinal hernias.

See also

External links

  • Anatomy figure: 36:03-11 at Human Anatomy Online, SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "Internal surface of the anterior abdominal wall."