external iliac artery

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ex·ter·nal il·i·ac ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, as terminal branch (with internal iliac artery of common iliac; branches, inferior epigastric, deep circumflex iliac; becomes the femoral at the inguinal ligament.
Synonym(s): arteria iliaca externa [TA]

external iliac artery

the larger, more superficial division of the common iliac artery, which descends into the thigh and becomes the femoral artery. The external iliac supplies the lower limb. Compare internal iliac artery.

external iliac artery

One of the two end branches of the common iliac artery; it runs, retroperitoneally, along the linea terminalis of the pelvis. Its branches include the inferior epigastric artery and the deep circumflex iliac artery.
See: aorta (Branches of aorta) for illus.
See also: artery
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A case of myxomatous tumour arising in the adventitia of the left external iliac artery: Case report.
Some afferent lymphatic vessels drain to the deep inguinal nodes from the external iliac lymph glands (1), others feed back up into the lower abdominal tracts (12).
Angiography was performed in April 1999 because of the patient's increasing lower-limb claudication (Fontaine Classification IIb-III) since 1998, which revealed aneurysms of both renal arteries and the right common iliac artery, high-grade stenosis of the right external iliac artery, and multiple stenoses of the right superficial femoral artery.
The external iliac artery and vein run obliquely down the medial border of the psoas muscle.
The donor aorta and inferior vena cava are anastomosed end-to-side to the recipient iliac vessels or in-line with an end-to-end anastomosis between the recipient aorta and IVC and the divided ends of the recipient external iliac artery and veins (Figure 10).
Four different regional lymph nodes (popliteal, External iliac, Prescapular and Internal iliac) were selected for the investigation during the period of October, 2010 to September, 2010.
There were two complications in the robotic group: a tear in the right external iliac vein that required open management and a transfusion, and a pelvic abscess, which was treated with postoperative antibiotics.
Group 1 (control group, n=9): No drug was given to the subjects of this group throughout the duration of the study, and an angioplasty balloon catheter was used to induce an injury in the right external iliac artery.
A Gore 24-French TAG introducer sheath and dilator were selected and placed through the distal external iliac vein into the IVC under direct fluoroscopic guidance (Figure 2).
Associated iliac aneurysms require an external iliac artery landing zone (after coil embolisation or flared stentgraft occlusion of the ipsilateral internal iliac artery to prevent backflow).
During pelvic lymphadenectomy, surgeons generally sample the lower external iliac and obturator lymph nodes.
R]) Stent is approved for treating atherosclerotic disease of the common and/or external iliac arteries.