Common iliac vein

Common iliac vein
Vein: Common iliac vein
Iliac veins.gif
Veins of the abdomen and lower limb - inferior vena cava, common iliac vein, external iliac vein, internal iliac vein, femoral vein and their tributaries. The aorta and its bifurcation (unlabeled) appear in red.
Gray847.png
Abdominal portion of the sympathetic trunk, with the celiac and hypogastric plexuses. (Common iliac vein labeled at lower right.)
Latin vena iliaca communis
Gray's subject #173 677
Drains from    pelvis and lower limbs
Source external iliac veins and internal iliac veins
Drains to inferior vena cava
Artery common iliac arteries

In human anatomy, the common iliac veins are formed by the external iliac veins and internal iliac veins and together, in the abdomen at the level of the fifth lumbar vertebrae[1], form the inferior vena cava. They drain blood from the pelvis and lower limbs.

Both common iliac veins are accompanied along their course by common iliac arteries.

Additional images

References

External links

  • Gray's s173 - "The Veins of the Lower Extremity, Abdomen, and Pelvis"

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Поможем сделать НИР

Look at other dictionaries:

  • common iliac vein — n ILIAC VEIN (a) …   Medical dictionary

  • common iliac vein — noun formed by the internal and external iliac veins; unites with its fellow from the opposite side of the body to form the inferior vena cava • Hypernyms: ↑iliac vein, ↑vena iliaca …   Useful english dictionary

  • iliac vein — n any of several veins on each side of the body corresponding to and accompanying the iliac arteries: a) either of two veins of which one is formed on each side of the body by the union of the external and internal iliac veins and which unite to… …   Medical dictionary

  • Iliac vein — In human anatomy, iliac vein refers to several anatomical structures located in the pelvis: *External iliac vein terminates at the common iliac vein, drains the femoral vein. *Internal iliac vein terminates at the common iliac vein, drains pelvic …   Wikipedia

  • iliac vein — noun one of three veins draining the pelvic area • Syn: ↑vena iliaca • Hypernyms: ↑vein, ↑vena, ↑venous blood vessel • Hyponyms: ↑hypogastric vein, ↑internal iliac vein, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • External iliac vein — Infobox Vein Name = PAGENAME Latin = vena iliaca externa GraySubject = 173 GrayPage = 672 Caption = Veins of the abdomen and lower limb inferior vena cava, common iliac vein, external iliac vein, internal iliac vein, femoral vein and their… …   Wikipedia

  • Internal iliac vein — Infobox Vein Name = PAGENAME Latin = v. iliaca interna, v. hypogastrica GraySubject = 173 GrayPage = 673 Caption = The veins of the right half of the male pelvis. Caption2 = The iliac veins. (Int. iliac visible at center.) DrainsFrom = DrainsTo …   Wikipedia

  • internal iliac vein — noun a vein that unites with the external iliac vein to form the common iliac vein • Syn: ↑hypogastric vein • Hypernyms: ↑iliac vein, ↑vena iliaca …   Useful english dictionary

  • external iliac vein — noun a continuation of the femoral vein; unites with the internal iliac vein to form the common iliac vein • Hypernyms: ↑iliac vein, ↑vena iliaca …   Useful english dictionary

  • Common iliac artery — Artery: Common iliac artery Front of abdomen, showing surface markings for arteries and inguinal canal …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”