Hesselbach's triangle

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.

Anatomy: Abdominopelvic

Anatomy: Abdominopelvic

Article information

rID: 6242
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Hesselbach triangle
  • Inguinal triangle

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Cases and figures

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