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lateral inguinal fossa

 

Definition: a depression on the peritoneal surface of the anterior abdominal wall lateral to the ridge formed by the inferior epigastric artery; it corresponds to the position of the deep inguinal ring, and is the site of an indirect inguinal hernia.

Synonym(s): fossa inguinalis lateralisTA

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