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Internal view of left inguinal area of the male pelvis.
Inguinal triangle is labeled in green. The three surrounding structures:
inferior epigastric vessels: Run from upper left to center.
inguinal ligament: Runs from upper right to bottom left.
rectus abdominis muscle: Runs from upper left to bottom left, labeled rectus at upper left.
Inguinal triangle is labeled in green. Borders:
inferior epigastric artery and vein: labeled at center left, and run from upper right to bottom center.
inguinal ligament: not labeled on diagram, but runs a similar path to the inguinal aponeurotic falx, labeled at bottom.
rectus abdominis muscle: runs from upper left to bottom left.
It is defined by the following structures:
- Medial border: Lateral margin of the rectus sheath, also called linea semilunaris
- Superolateral border: Inferior epigastric vessels
- Inferior border: Inguinal ligament, sometimes referred to as Poupart's ligament
This can be remembered by the mnemonic RIP (as direct inguinal hernias rip directly through the abdominal wall).
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- SUNY Anatomy Image 7110 - superior border
- SUNY Anatomy Image 7111 - medial border
- SUNY Anatomy Image 7112 - inferior border
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