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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 391-395
The inguinal and femoral canals: A practical step-by-step approach to accurate sonographic assessment


Department of Radiology, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Colney Lane, Norwich, Norfolk NR4 7UY, United Kingdom

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Philip Yoong
Department of Radiology, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Windmill Road, Headington, Oxford OX3 7HE, Oxford
United Kingdom
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0971-3026.125586

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Ultrasonography (USG) is an accepted and reliable tool for the assessment of groin hernias.However, USG of the groin is operator dependent and challenging. The anatomy of this region is complex and the normal sonographic findings can be difficult to interpret. We describe the relevant normal anatomy of the groin relating to inguinal and femoral hernias, and describe a straightforward, reliable technique for identifying and assessing the integrity of the inguinal and femoral canals. The inferior epigastric vessels are a critical landmark for assessment of the inguinal canal and deep inguinal ring.


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