Hesselbach's triangle

Hesselbach's triangle or the inguinal triangle is a triangular area on the inferior aspect of the anterior abdominal wall within the groin. Its boundaries are:

History and etymology

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

Related pathology


Abdominal and pelvic anatomy
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rID: 6242
System: Musculoskeletal
Section: Anatomy
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  • Hesselbach triangle
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    Figure 1: Hesselbach triangle
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    Case 1: direct inguinal hernia
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