- Lateral inguinal fossa
Name = Lateral inguinal fossa
Latin = fossa inguinalis lateralis
Caption = 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.)
Caption2 = Inguinal fossae
DorlandsPre = f_14
DorlandsSuf = 12376123
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 walland is best seen from the greater peritoneal cavity, looking anteriorly (as, for example, during laparoscopy).
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.
Medial inguinal fossa
* - "Internal surface of the anterior abdominal wall."
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