Dissection of female inguinal region

Scarpa's fascia reflected; aponeurosis of external oblique muscle; superficial inguinal ring

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Dissection of female inguinal region
Scarpa's fascia reflected; aponeurosis of external oblique muscle; superficial inguinal ring
Scarpa's fascia (7) has been reflected downward to display its fusion with the deep fascia parallel to and slightly below the inguinal ligament. The aponeurosis of the external oblique is visible and is covered with a thin layer of fibrous tissue known as the innominate fascia. This fascia becomes heavier inferomedially where it consists of parallel bands of fibres which sweep upward and medially across the aponeurosis as intercrural fibers.
1 . Linea alba
2 . Iliohypogastric nerve
3 . Opening in aponeurosis of external oblique above superficial inguinal ring
4 . Upper pointer: ilioinguinal nerve Lower pointer: Superficial inguinal ring
5 . Suspensory ligament of clitoris
6 . Upper pointer: Ligamentum teres (of uterus) emerging between crura of superficial inguinal ring Lower pointer: Lymph vessel (from labium majus to superficial inguinal lymph node)
7 . Scarpa's fascia (reflected and cut off)
8 . External pudendal artery
9 . Great saphenous vein
10 . Aponeurosis external oblique muscle
11 . Inguinal ligament
12 . Superficial circumflex iliac artery
13 . Superficial inguinal lymph node
14 . Superficial epigastric vein cut end obscured by Scarpa's fascia)
15 . Superficial lymph vessel