Femoral ring

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Femoral ring
The relations of the femoral and abdominal inguinal ring, seen from within the abdomen. Right side (femoral ring visible at center)
Structures passing behind the inguinal ligament (femoral ring labeled at top, second from the right)
Latin Anulus femoralis
TA A04.7.03.014
FMA 77263
Anatomical terminology

The femoral ring is the base of the femoral canal. It is directed upward and is oval in form, its long diameter being directed transversely and measuring about 1.25 cm. Part of the intestine can sometimes pass through the femoral ring into the femoral canal causing a femoral hernia.


The femoral ring is bounded as follows:

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 625 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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  • antthigh at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University)