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in·gui·nal tri·an·gle

[TA]

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.

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in·gui·nal tri·an·gle

(ing’gwi-năl trī’ang-gĕl) [TA]

The triangular area in the lower abdominal wall bounded by the inguinal ligament below, 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 inguinale [TA] , Hesselbach triangle, inguinal trigone.

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HESSELBACH TRIANGLE

Hesselbach triangle

The interval in the groin bounded by Poupart’s ligament, the edge of the rectus muscle, and the deep epigastric artery.

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Hesselbach,

Franz K., German anatomist and surgeon, 1759-1816.

Hesselbach fascia – the part of the superficial fascia of the thigh that covers the saphenous opening. Synonym(s): cribriform fascia

Hesselbach hernia – hernia with diverticula through the cribriform fascia, presenting a lobular outline.

Hesselbach ligament – fibrous or muscular strands extending from the lower border of the transversus muscle to the lacunar ligament and pectineal fascia. Synonym(s): interfoveolar ligament

Hesselbach triangle – the triangular area in the lower abdominal wall bounded by the inguinal ligament, the border of the rectus abdominis, and the inferior epigastric vessels. Synonym(s): inguinal triangle

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