The inguinal canal is located in the abdomen
and measures approximately 4cm (1.5in). In humans, the spermatic cord passes through it. In women, it surrounds the round ligament
of the uterus. The inguinal canal is surrounded by tendons that are located by the abdominal oblique muscle
and the pubis
, as well as by abdominal muscles
weakening and aging
are factors that favor the development of inguinal canal hernias, for which the only treatment is surgery.
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Latest update on August 20, 2014 at 05:33 AM by christelle.b.