inguinal canal

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Noun1.inguinal canal - oblique passage through the lower abdominal wallinguinal canal - oblique passage through the lower abdominal wall; in males it is the passage through which the testes descend into the scrotum and it contains the spermatic cord; in females it transmits the round ligament of the uterus
duct, epithelial duct, canal, channel - a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance; "the tear duct was obstructed"; "the alimentary canal"; "poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs"
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Ectopic scrotum is rare and can occur anywhere from the inguinal canal to the perineum and mid-thigh, but occurs mainly in the inguinal, supra-inguinal, infra-inguinal or perineal areas.
An inguinal hernia occurs when a portion of intestine pushes through into the inguinal canal, one of the weak spots in the abdominal wall.
Groin pain associated with ultrasound finding of inguinal canal posterior wall deficiency in Australian Rules footballers.
These hernias occur when a portion of the small intestine pushes through the inguinal canal, a gap located on the anterior abdominal wall near the groin.
1) The processus vaginalis peritonei (called canal of Nuck in the female) is a tubular fold of peritoneum that invaginates into the inguinal canal anterior to the gubernaculum and descending testis, forming the tunica vaginalis testis in male.
Inguinal hernia results from the failure of the processus vaginalis to close, allowing protrusion of abdominal contents (intestine, omentum, ovaries) into the groin via the inguinal canal.
Our study focuses on a subset of patients with complex venous disease where the underlying causative lesions are above the level of the inguinal canal and involve mainly the common/external iliac veins or gonadal veins.
A hernia is caused by a weakness in the abdominal wall at a point called the inguinal canal.
Tissue with similar consistency to the bladder within the hernial sac, change in the dimensions in the inguinal canal pre- and post-micturition and continuity between bladder and the hernia contents may indicate a bladder herniation (10).
Ultrasonographic investigation of the left inguinal region showed the left testis in the inguinal canal, whereas the right testis was not detected ultrasonographically.
Testicular descent occurs in two stages: first is slow displacement (inactive) of testis to the caudoventral unto inguinal canal, primarily occurs in result of growth and development of body and constant distance of testis from urogenital sinus.
The inguinal region was scanned for direct or indirect hernia and edema within the inguinal canal.