Lateral inguinal fossa
|Lateral 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. (Lateral inguinal fossa labeled at center right.)
|Latin||fossa inguinalis lateralis|
The lateral inguinal fossa is a structure described in human anatomy. It is a shallow concave stretch of peritoneum on the deep surface of the anterior abdominal wall and is best seen from the greater peritoneal cavity, looking anteriorly (as, for example, during laparoscopy).
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- Clinical significance 2
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It is a shallow depression on the inner aspect of the abdominal wall lateral to the lateral umbilical fold.
It is a site of herniation for indirect inguinal hernia.
- Anatomy figure: 36:03-05 at Human Anatomy Online, SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "Internal surface of the anterior abdominal wall."