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Lateral inguinal fossa
The lateral inguinal fossa is a structure described in human anatomy. It is a shallow concave stretch of peritoneum on the deep surface of the anterior abdominal wall and is best seen from the greater peritoneal cavity, looking anteriorly (as, for example, during laparoscopy).
Additional recommended knowledge
It is bounded by the lateral umbilical fold (which contains the inferior epigastric artery), the medial umbilical fold (which contains the remnants of the fetal umbilical artery) and the inguinal ligament. Superiorly it is bounded by the lateral border of Rectus abdominis.
It is a site of herniation for indirect inguinal hernia.
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