Beneath the skin and the fat of the superficial anterior abdominal wa l lies a sheath and combination of muscles including the rectus abdominus, external and internal oblique and tranversalis muscles (Fig. 1.2). Where these muscles coalesce in the midline, the linea alba is formed. Pyramidalis muscle is present in almost all women originating on the anterior surface of the pubis and inserting into the linea alba. The exact configuration of the muscles encountered by the surgeon depends on exactly where any incision is made.
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