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inguinal triangle

 

Definition: the triangular area in the lower abdominal wall bounded inferiorly by the inguinal ligament (externally) or iliopubic tract (internally), the border of the rectus abdominis medially and the inferior epigastric vessels (lateral umbilical fold) laterally. It is the site of direct inguinal hernia.

Synonym(s): trigonum inguinaleTA, Hesselbach triangle, inguinal trigone

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