|Femoral sheath laid open to show its three compartments. (Femoral canal visible but not labeled.)|
|Structures passing behind the inguinal ligament. (Femoral canal visible but not labeled.)|
|Gray's||subject #157 625|
The lateral compartment of the femoral sheath contains the femoral artery, and the intermediate the femoral vein, while the medial and smallest compartment is named the femoral canal, and contains some lymphatic vessels and a lymph gland imbedded in a small amount of areolar tissue. The femoral canal is conical and measures about 1.25 cm. in length.
It should not be confused with the nearby adductor canal.
- Norman/Georgetown antthigh (femoralsheath)
- Diagram at NHS
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