Medial inguinal fossa

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.

Medial inguinal fossa
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Posterior view of the anterior abdominal wall in its lower half. The peritoneum is in place, and the various cords are shining through.
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Inguinal fossae
Details
Identifiers
Latinfossa inguinalis medialis
TA98A10.1.02.432
TA23794
FMA21022
Anatomical terminology

Clinical significanceEdit

It is associated with direct inguinal hernias.

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

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