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Medical Term:

medial inguinal fossa


a depression on the peritoneal surface of the anterior abdominal wall between the ridges formed by the inferior epigastric artery and the medial umbilical ligament; it corresponds to the position of the superficial inguinal ring and is the site of a direct inguinal hernia.

Synonym(s): fossa inguinalis medialisTA, fovea inguinalis interna

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