Inguinal and Femoral Anatomy

  • John Mark McLainEmail author
  • Aaron Joseph Arroyave
  • Matthew L. Mancini
  • Melissa Phillips LaPinska


Inguinal hernia repair is one of the most commonly performed operations by a general surgeon. As is true with most surgical interventions, a majority of the surgical technique is based on the underlying anatomy or disruption of that anatomy. Comprehensive knowledge of the muscles, fascia, nerves, blood vessels, and spermatic cord structures in the inguinal region are needed to provide the best technique with lowest recurrence and complication rates. This chapter details surgical anatomy and explains its relevance to important key surgical techniques in use now for inguinal hernia repair.


Inguinal hernia Inguinal anatomy Femoral hernia Femoral anatomy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • John Mark McLain
    • 1
    Email author
  • Aaron Joseph Arroyave
    • 2
  • Matthew L. Mancini
    • 1
  • Melissa Phillips LaPinska
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Tennessee Medical CenterKnoxvilleUSA
  2. 2.General Surgery Resident, Department of SurgeryUniversity of Tennessee Medical CenterKnoxvilleUSA

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