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,[1] and represents the (superiorly directed/oriented[1]) base of the conically-shaped femoral canal.[1] The femoral ring is oval-shaped,[1] with its long diameter being directed transversely and measuring about 1.25 cm.[1] The opening of the femoral ring is filled in by extraperitoneal fat, forming the femoral septum.[1]

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:[2]

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See also


  1. ^ a b c d e f Moore, Keith L. (2018). Clinically Oriented Anatomy. A. M. R. Agur, Arthur F., II Dalley (8th ed.). Philadelphia. pp. 711–713. ISBN 978-1-4963-4721-3. OCLC 978362025.((cite book)): CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)
  2. ^ Gray, Henry (1918). Gray's Anatomy (20th ed.). p. 625.

Public domain This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 625 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)