lateral inguinal fossa

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lat·er·al in·gui·nal fos·sa

a depression on the peritoneal surface of the anterior abdominal wall lateral to the ridge formed by the inferior epigastric artery; it corresponds to the position of the deep inguinal ring, and is the site of an indirect inguinal hernia.
Synonym(s): fossa inguinalis lateralis [TA]
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