femoral ring


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fem·o·ral ring

[TA]
the superior opening of the femoral canal, bounded anteriorly by the inguinal ligament, posteriorly by the pectineus muscle, medially by the lacunar ligament, and laterally by the femoral vein. Passageway by which many lymphatics from lower limb pass to abdomen. Accommodates enlargement of femoral vein in Valsalva maneuver. Often occupied by a lymph node (Cloquet) and is the site of femoral hernias.
Synonym(s): anulus femoralis [TA], crural ring

femoral ring

The superior aperture of the femoral canal, approx. 1 cm in diameter.
See also: ring

femoral ring

The abdominal opening of the femoral canal.
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The specimen with anterior interbody femoral ring allograft and pedicle screw fixation demonstrated the least displacement.
The femoral ring is that portion of the femoral canal bounded laterally by the femoral vein, medially by the lacunar ligament, anteriorly by the inguinal ligament, and posteriorly by the pectineal ligament.
SUMMARY: The femoral hernia is formed when a peritoneal diverticulum 1 passes through the femoral ring. Ir occurs more oflen in the women and on the right side.