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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Marcy, in 1881, was the first to advocate high ligation of the sac, transplantation of the cord, and reconstruction of the inguinal canal, as they are practised today.
Synthetic mesh was placed in posterior wall of the inguinal canal and fixed to the edges of defect with prolene sutures to have some tension free laxity and was irrigated with normal saline before closure of the inguinal canal in layers.
This process is androgen-dependent and relies on testosterone and androgen receptors to orchestrate descent of the testis from the inguinal canal to the scrotum.
Skin incisions of 3 cm were opened in the inguinal region over inguinal canal subcutaneous tissue, Scarp fascia and oblique external muscle fascia (Fig.
Usually, as the puppy grows--initially, in utero, and then, after his birth--his testicles are gradually pulled from the abdomen, through the inguinal canal (a passageway through the abdominal wall), and into the scrotum by the gubernaculum, a ligamentous cord connecting the testes to the scrotum.
However, percutaneous closure of inguinal hernia cannot prevent simultaneous ligation of subcutaneous tissues (sometimes nerves) of the inguinal canal between the skin and hernia sac; as such, this technique might increase the postoperative morbidity in the long run.
The patient appeared to have a higher chronological age, presenting with blood pressure (BP) levels greater than the 99th percentile, weight and height greater than 2 standard deviations (SD) for his age, the presence of macro- and microcomedones in his forehead and cheeks, growth of his penis, nonpalpable testes in the scrotum or the inguinal canal, glandular hypospadias, and hyperpigmentation of his genitals.
Two testes (5%) retracted to inguinal canal which needed secondary surgery.
Desarda has described the operation where a 1- to 2-cm strip of external oblique aponeurosis lying over the inguinal canal is isolated from the main muscle but left attached both medially and laterally.
The retrograde spread along the vas deferens can result in pelvic pain and thickening of the spermatic cord in the inguinal canal and vas deferens as it transits the lateral aspect of the pelvis.