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Femoral hernia

femoral hernia n.
A hernia through the femoral ring. Also called crural hernia, enteromerocele, merocele.


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    femoral nerve n. A nerve that arises from the second, third, and fourth lumbar nerves and supplies the muscles and skin of the anterior region of the thigh.

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    femoral sheath n. The fascia enclosing the femoral vessels of the leg. Also called crural sheath.

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    femoral triangle n. A triangular space at the upper part of the thigh, bounded by the sartorius and adductor longus muscles and the inguinal ligament. Also called Scarpa’s triangle.

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    femoral vein n. A vein that accompanies the femoral artery in the same sheath and becomes the external iliac vein.

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