Hesselbach triangle


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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.

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.
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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