Definition: The tunnel in the lower anterior ABDOMINAL WALL through which the SPERMATIC CORD, in the male; ROUND LIGAMENT, in the female; nerves; and vessels pass. Its internal end is at the deep inguinal ring and its external end is at the superficial inguinal ring.
internal canal only: do not confuse with GROIN, external only
Other names Rings, Inguinal; Ring, Inguinal; Inguinal Rings; Inguinal Canals; Canals, Inguinal; Canal, Inguinal; Inguinal Ring
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