Superficial inguinal ring
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|Superficial inguinal ring|
The superficial inguinal ring.
|Latin||Anulus inguinalis superficialis|
The superficial inguinal ring (subcutaneous inguinal ring or external inguinal ring) is an anatomical structure in the anterior wall of the mammalian abdomen. It is a triangular opening that forms the exit of the inguinal canal, which houses the ilioinguinal nerve, the genital branch of the genitofemoral nerve, and the spermatic cord (in men) or the round ligament (in women). At the other end of the canal, the deep inguinal ring forms the entrance.
It is found within the aponeurosis of the external oblique, immediately above the pubic crest, 1 centimeter above and superolateral to the pubic tubercle. It has the following boundaries—medial crura by pubic crest, lateral crura by pubic tubercle and inferiorly by inguinal ligament. 
- Anatomy photo:35:09-0101 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "Anterior Abdominal Wall: Borders of the Superficial Inguinal Ring"
- Anatomy figure: 36:01-13 at Human Anatomy Online, SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "The inguinal canal and derivation of the layers of the spermatic cord."
- 543883342 at GPnotebook