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Hesselbach triangle

The Hesselbach triangle is a triangular area within the groin. Its base is formed by the inguinal ligament, the lateral border by the inferior epigastric vessels and the medial border by the lateral edge of the rectus sheath.

History and etymology

Named after FC Hesselbach (1759-1816), German anatomist and surgeon 1.

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