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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Finally, it passed to the deep inguinal ring and through the inguinal canal to enter the spermatic cord with the other constituents.
Inguinal hernia is the abnormal protrusion of a part or whole of the viscus through the inguinal canal either via the deep inguinal ring (55%) or directly through the posterior wall (30%) of inguinal canal or both (15%).
The weak and physiologically inactive posterior wall of inguinal canal leads to hernia formation.
Despite the objections presented by some authors, [15,16] application of the external oblique muscle aponeurosis in the form of an undetached strip (which makes the posterior wall of the inguinal canal stronger) has been established as a new concept in tissue based hernia repair.
INTRAOPERATIVE: Under spinal anaesthesia, rt parainguinal incision made, inguinal canal opened and following findings noted:
Ultrasonography of abdomen and pelvis revealed 6x4cm mixed echogenic lesion in the right inguinal canal without vascularity and 3x2cm oval mixed echogenic lesion in the left inguinal canal without uterus and both ovaries in the pelvis.
Further evaluation and tracking of the object revealed it to be the left ureter extending into the inguinal canal. The course of the ureter appeared to extend into the inguinal canal, make a sharp turn approximately mid canal, and then to travel rostrally, where it eventually entered the bladder.
There is often a slight herniation towards the inguinal canal. Massive hernias in which the bladder is completely located in the scrotum are much less common.
The herniation of the bladder into the inguinal canal is very rare and the incidence is 1-3% among men over the age of fifty.