Anatomy of the inguinal region, simplified





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Published on Apr 21, 2012

Check related video: Inguinal region, dissection of a female body http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jp9p01...

After completion of this video session it is expected that you will be able to:
Gross anatomy
Define: Inguinal ligament; Lacunar ligament; Pectineal ligament; Reflected inguinal ligament; Intercrural fibers; Conjoint tendon; Iliopubic tract; Interfoveolar fibers.
Describe: the superficial and deep inguinal rings. the anterior/posterior walls, roof and floor of the inguinal canal; boundaries of inguinal triangle of Hasselbach, boundaries of the femoral ring.
List: the layers of the spermatic cord (External spermatic fascia, Cremasteric fascia, Internal spermatic fascia); the contents of the spermatic cord: (Ductus deferens, Processus vaginalis (usually a remnant), Arteries, Veins, Nerves, Lymphatics.)
Outline the surface markings of: Inguinal ligament; Inferior epigastric artery; Inguinal rings and course of inguinal canal.
Outline the descent of the testis and formation of the gubernaculum and processus vaginalis.
Clinical Anatomy
Using applied anatomy:
Explain the importance of the surface anatomy of the inferior epigastric artery in differentiating between inguinal hernias.
Compare the relation of inguinal hernia and femoral hernia to the pubic tubercle.
Discuss mechanism, route and diagnosis of herniae: Indirect inguinal, Direct inguinal, and Femoral.
Explain why indirect inguinal hernia is more common in young males, indirect inguinal hernia is more common in elderly, while femoral hernia is more common in females.
Discuss the formation, relations, and clinical significance of an abnormal obturator artery.

Presented and edited by Dr.Akram Jaffar (PhD). This video and its channel are supported by "Human Anatomy Education" page on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/AnatomyEducation

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