Boundaries of the Inguinal Canal – Inguinal Region

by James Pickering, PhD

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    00:00 this region is particularly tricky. So, we have got a table here which summarises what I have... what I have just mentioned and here, I have, at the top, got the level at which the inguinal canal is being sectioned to look at the anterior posterior walls, the roof and the floor. So, we can see at the level of the deep ring, we can see the various structures that are forming those boundaries. We can see in the middle of the inguinal canal, we have a whole series of other boundaries and here, at the level of the superficial inguinal ring, we can see another series of boundaries. We can see that most of the time the floor of the inguinal ligament, the lacuna ligament, is an extension of the inguinal ligament as it tapers away. We can pick out other important structures like the conjoint tendon.

    00:48 This is the internal oblique and transversus abdominis muscles combining directly behind the posterior wall of the superficial inguinal ring we have the conjoint tendon.

    01:02 We can see the rest of the posterior wall is made up of this transversalis fascia. So, this is a good table that just serves as a reminder of the various boundaries of those...

    01:15 of the inguinal canal.

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    The lecture Boundaries of the Inguinal Canal – Inguinal Region by James Pickering, PhD is from the course Abdomen.

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    1. Roof and posterior wall.
    2. Roof and floor.
    3. Anterior and posterior wall.
    4. Floor and anterior wall.
    5. Roof and anterior wall.
    1. Lacunar ligament.
    2. Conjoint tendon.
    3. Medial crus of external oblique.
    4. Inguinal ligament.
    5. Transversalis fascia.

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     James Pickering, PhD

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