Gastroenterology Quiz #11: Femoral, Inguinal and Abdominal Wall Anatomy

1. A 45-year-old man presents with a painful bulge in his groin region, especially noticeable when he coughs. On examination, a mass is palpable just above the midpoint of the inguinal ligament. This hernia most likely protrudes through which of the following structures? 

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2. During a routine check-up, a 55-year-old woman reports a lump in her upper thigh that becomes more prominent with standing. On physical examination, the lump is located below the inguinal ligament. This finding is most consistent with a hernia in which of the following locations? 

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3. During an abdominal surgery, a surgeon observes a triangular-shaped space bordered by the rectus abdominis medially, the inferior epigastric vessels laterally, and the inguinal ligament inferiorly. This space is known as which of the following? 

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4. A 30-year-old male is stabbed in the lower abdomen, 1 cm above the midpoint of the inguinal ligament. Which of the following structures is most at risk of being injured? 

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5. During a laparoscopic procedure, a surgeon notes that a structure runs in the lateral compartment of the femoral sheath. This structure is most likely which of the following? 

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