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Triangle of doom

Laproscopic hernia repairs- avoid surgical staples in this area


Boundaries :


Laterally - gonadal vessels


Medially - spermatic cord in males, round ligament in females


Apex is towards deep ring



Misnomer - not a triangle


Content - external iliac vessels


Triangle of pain

Boundaries :


Medially - spermatic vessels


Laterally - iliopubic tract


Inferiorly - inferior free edge of skin incision



Content :


Genitofemoral nerve


Lateral cutaneous nerve of thigh



Significance :


Surgical staples if put in this area can cause nerve entrapment and neuralgia


Corona mortis / circle of death

In Laproscopic hernia repair


-Anastomosis between aberrant and normal obturator artery


-If injured causes heavy bleeding from both the cut ends