The femoral ring is the base of the femoral canal. It is directed upward and is oval in form, its long diameter being directed transversely and measuring about 1.25 cm. Part of the intestine can sometimes pass through the femoral ring into the femoral canal causing a femoral hernia.
Structures passing behind the inguinal ligament (femoral ring labeled at top, second from the right)
The femoral ring is bounded as follows:
- Front of abdomen, showing surface markings for arteries and inguinal canal.
- antthigh at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University)