3.3.13 Review of abdominal muscles and inguinal region



Now we’re about ready to move on, to look at the principal blood vessels and nerves of the abdomen. Before we do that, let’s review what we’ve seen of the muscles, and the structures of the inguinal region.

Here’s the thoraco-lumbar fascia, quadratus lumborum, psoas major, and iliacus. Here’s rectus abdominis, the tendinous intersections, the posterior rectus sheath, the arcuate line, the anterior rectus sheath.

Here’s transversus abdominis, the internal oblique, and external oblique muscles.

Here’s the inguinal ligament, the lacunar ligament, the deep inguinal ring, the superficial inguinal ring, and the spermatic cord.

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