superficial inguinal ring


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Related to superficial inguinal ring: inguinal canal, Hesselbach triangle

su·per·fi·cial in·gui·nal ring

[TA]
the slitlike opening in the aponeurosis of the external oblique muscle of the abdominal wall through which the spermatic cord (round ligament in the female) and inguinal hernias emerge from the inguinal canal.
See also: aponeurosis of external oblique (muscle).

su·per·fi·cial in·gui·nal ring

(sū'pĕr-fish'ăl ing'gwi-năl ring) [TA]
The slitlike opening in the aponeurosis of the external oblique muscle of the abdominal wall through which the spermatic cord (round ligament in the female) and inguinal hernias emerge from the inguinal canal.
Synonym(s): anulus inguinalis superficialis [TA] .

superficial inguinal ring

The opening of the inguinal canal that is just below the skin. Synonym: subcutaneous inguinal ring
See also: ring
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Gilmore first described a "groin disruption" in 1980, with pathologic features including a torn external oblique aponeurosis, torn conjoined tendon, a dehiscence between the conjoined tendon and the inguinal ligament, a dilated superficial inguinal ring, and a lack of clinically detectable hernia.
RESULTS: All children below 12 years who presented with undescended testis located in the inguinal canal and superficial inguinal ring were included in this study.
The superficial inguinal ring was widened and whole medial cruise was easily visible but lateral cruse was involved in fibrosis.

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