Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Hernia Femoral Anatomy

To better understand femoral hernia, it helps to understand the anatomy of the abdominal wall and groin.

The internal organs are protected by a muscular abdominal wall:

  • Superficial abdominal muscles
  • Deep abdominal muscles

Femoral hernias develop near the femoral blood vessels and nerve in the groin.

Last Updated: Nov 3, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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