inguinal fold


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inguinal fold

[′iŋ·gwən·əl ′fōld]
(embryology)
A fold of embryonic tissue on the urogenital ridge in which the gubernaculum testis develops.
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If a groin wash involves the inguinal fold, it's a yeast infection.
(%) Inguinal fold and perineal area 32 (31) Buttocks and thigh 19 (19) Gluteal fold 13 (13) Axilla 28 (27) Breast 6 (6) Trunk and neck 4 (4) Microbiological samples, no.
Thrombus spreading above inguinal fold and presence of the clinical picture of thromboembolia of the pulmonary artery branches was indications for performance of roentgen contrasting methods of investigation.
The pains were located in the left inguinal fold. Examination showed no lymphadenopathy or hepatosplenomegaly.
It must be classified as different from supernumerary nipples or polythelia, in which the nipples are along the milk line from the axillae to the inguinal fold.4 During the development of embryo, the mammary glands develop from the mammary line or ridge extending from the axillary region on either side of the body down to the region of the medial extent of the inguinal ligament.
On physical examination he had a fever of 38[degrees]C, a nodular lesion with a central dark crust on his neck, a second lesion on his left inguinal fold (Figure, panel A), and a vesicular eruption on his arms and his trunk (Figure, panel B).
Psoriasis commonly involves the gluteal cleft and inguinal folds, appearing as well-demarcated, pink plaques with thin white scale.
Note the sparing of inguinal folds. C--Close up view of ear showing cauliflower ear due to lepromatous leprosy and ENL lesions.
Inverse (intertriginous) psoriasis is characterized by the involvement of skin fold areas such as the inguinal folds, gluteal cleft, axillae, and external genitalia, rather than the more common psoriatic involvement of the extensor surfaces of the extremities, trunk, and scalp (1).
On examination, a mild erythematous appearance was detected in the inframammary and inguinal folds and the underclothes were stained a greenish-blue hue in the corresponding areas.