• Protrude anteriorly through the posterior wall of the inguinal canal
  • Leave the abdominal cavity medial to the inferior epigastric vessels
  • Passes through the inguinal triangle (Hesselbach’s triangle)

Hesselbach’s triangle is located posteriorly to the superficial inguinal ring and is bounded by:

  • inguinal ligament (inferior)
  • inferior epigastric vessels (lateral)
  • rectus abdominus (medial)