Crura of superficial inguinal ring


Crura of superficial inguinal ring
Crura of superficial inguinal ring
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The subcutaneous inguinal ring. (Superior crus labeled at bottom right.)
Latin crus mediale anuli inguinalis superficialis, crus laterale anuli inguinalis superficialis
Gray's subject #118 410

The superficial inguinal ring is bounded below by the crest of the pubis; on either side by the margins of the opening in the aponeurosis, which are called the crura of the ring; and above, by a series of curved intercrural fibers.

  • The inferior crus (or lateral, or external pillar) is the stronger and is formed by that portion of the inguinal ligament which is inserted into the pubic tubercle; it is curved so as to form a kind of groove, upon which, in the male, the spermatic cord rests.
  • The superior crus (or medial, or internal pillar) is a broad, thin, flat band, attached to the front of the pubic symphysis and interlacing with its fellow of the opposite side.

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