triangle of Hesselbach


triangle of Hes·sel·bach

noun \-ˈhes-əl-ˌbäk\

Definition of TRIANGLE OF HESSELBACH

: an area of the abdominal wall bounded laterally by the inferior epigastric artery, medially by the margin of the rectus muscle, and below by the inguinal ligament—called also Hesselbach's triangle

Biographical Note for TRIANGLE OF HESSELBACH

Hes·sel·bach \ˈhes-əl-ˌ\ Franz Kaspar (1759–1816), German surgeon and anatomist. Hesselbach served as professor of anatomy and surgery at Würzburg, Germany. In 1806 he published an anatomical-surgical treatise on the origin of hernias which included a description of the triangle of Hesselbach.

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