Hesselbach's triangle

Last revised by Assoc Prof Craig Hacking on 18 Oct 2017

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

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

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: Hesselbach triangle
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  • Case 1: direct inguinal hernia
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