Femoral ring

Femoral ring
The relations of the femoral and abdominal inguinal ring, seen from within the abdomen. Left side (femoral ring visible at center)
Structures passing behind the inguinal ligament (femoral ring labeled at top, second from the right)
LatinAnulus femoralis
Anatomical terminology

The femoral ring is the opening at the proximal, abdominal end of the femoral canal, and represents the (superiorly directed/oriented) base of the conically-shaped femoral canal. The femoral ring is oval-shaped, with its long diameter being directed transversely and measuring about 1.25 cm. The opening of the femoral ring is filled in by extraperitoneal fat, forming the femoral septum.

Part of the intestine can sometimes pass through the femoral ring into the femoral canal causing a femoral hernia.


The femoral ring is bounded as follows:

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