Hesselbach's triangle

Dr Henry Knipe and Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

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

Gross anatomy


Its boundaries are defined by the:

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
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Hesselbach triangle

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    Case 1: direct inguinal hernia
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