In human anatomy, the inguinal ( /ˈɪŋɡwənl/) region refers to either the groin or the lower lateral regions of the abdomen. It may also refer to:

  • Conjoint tendon, previously known as the inguinal aponeurotic falx, a structure formed from the transversus abdominis insertion into the pecten pubis
  • Granuloma inguinale, a bacterial disease characterized by ulcerative genital lesions that is endemic in many less developed regions
  • Inguinal canal, a passage in the anterior abdominal wall which in men conveys the spermatic cord and in women the round ligament
  • Inguinal falx, the conjoined tendon of the obliquus internus and transversus muscles
  • Inguinal hernia, a protrusion of abdominal-cavity contents through the inguinal canal
    • Direct inguinal hernia, a type of inguinal hernia with a sac that is medial to the inferior epigastric vessels
    • Indirect inguinal hernia, a hernia that results from the failure of the embryonic internal inguinal ring after the testicle has passed through it
  • Inguinal ligament, a ligament that runs from the pubic tubercle to the anterior superior iliac spine
  • Inguinal lymph node a type of lymph node in the inguinal region
    • Deep inguinal lymph nodes, three to five deep lymph nodes that are located medial to the femoral vein and under the cribriform fascia
    • Superficial inguinal lymph nodes, ten superficial lymph nodes that form a chain immediately below the inguinal ligament
  • Inguinal orchiectomy, a surgical procedure to remove a testicle
  • Inguinal ring, the two openings of the inguinal canal
    • Deep inguinal ring, the entrance to the inguinal canal
    • Superficial inguinal ring, a triangular opening that forms the exit of the inguinal canal
  • Inguinal triangle, a region of the abdominal wall, also known by the eponym Hesselbach's triangle
  • Lateral inguinal fossa, a shallow concave stretch of peritoneum on the deep surface of the anterior abdominal wall
  • Medial inguinal fossa a depression located within the inguinal triangle on the peritoneal surface of the anterior abdominal wall
  • Reflected inguinal ligament, a triangular layer of tendinous fibers formed by the medial fibers of the external abdominal oblique aponeurosis

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Charles Barrett Lockwood
... is remembered for his surgical work with femoral and inguinal hernias ... He developed an infra-inguinal approach for femoral hernia operations that is known today as the "low approach" or "Lockwood's operation" ... important book titled "Radical Cure of Femoral and Inguinal Hernia" ...
Crura Of Superficial Inguinal Ring
... The superficial inguinal ring is bounded below by the crest of the pubis on either side by the margins of the opening in the aponeurosis, which are ... or external pillar) is the stronger and is formed by that portion of the inguinal ligament which is inserted into the pubic tubercle it is curved so as to form a kind of groove, upon which ...
Muscular Lacuna
... The Muscular lacuna (Latin lacuna musculorum) is the lateral compartment inferior to the inguinal ligament, for the passage of the iliopsoas muscle and femoral nerve it is separated by the ... Linea alba · Linea semilunaris · Inguinal triangle Inguinal canal (Deep inguinal ring, Superficial inguinal ring, Intercrural fibers, Crura of superficial inguinal ...
Superficial Inguinal Ring
... The superficial inguinal ring (subcutaneous inguinal ring or external inguinal ring) is an anatomical structure in the anterior wall of the human abdomen ... It is a triangular opening that forms the exit of the inguinal canal, which houses the ilioinguinal nerve, the genital branch of the genitofemoral nerve, and the spermatic cord (in men) or the round ... At the other end of the canal, the deep inguinal ring forms the entrance ...