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Mid-inguinal point

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The mid-inguinal point is defined as the point halfway along a line between the anterior superior iliac spine and the top of the pubic symphysis, the latter by definition is in the midline.

It is the landmark of the femoral artery when traced to below the inguinal ligament, and is about one centimetre medial to the internal ring.

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