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It was my Viva question and I was really puzzled.I know what is femoral hernia and it route like the abdominal content moves down the femoral canal and further through the saphenous opening and all but I have no idea about it's coverings.Can anyone please help me

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Femoral hernia coverings (from inside out):

  • Peritoneum
  • Femoral septum (extraperitoneal fatty, connective and lymphoid tissue)
  • Tranversalis fascia
  • Cribriform fascia
  • Superficial fascia
  • Skin

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