Superficial inguinal ring

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Template:Infobox Anatomy In the aponeurosis of the external oblique, immediately above the crest of the pubis, is a triangular opening, the subcutaneous inguinal ring (superficial inguinal ring, external inguinal ring), formed by a separation of the fibers of the aponeurosis in this situation.

The subcutaneous inguinal ring is situated 1 centimeter above and lateral to the pubic tubercle. It has medial and lateral crura.

It is at the layer of the aponeurosis of the Obliquus externus abdominis.[1]

Clinical significance

The superficial ring is dilated in a condition called athletic pubalgia.

See also


  1. Kyung Won, PhD. Chung (2005). Gross Anatomy (Board Review). Hagerstwon, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. p. 198. ISBN 0-7817-5309-0.

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Diagram of an indirect, scrotal inguinal hernia ( median view from the left). The external inguinal ring is labeled.

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