ala of ilium

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a·la of ilium

[TA]
the upper flaring portion of the ilium that provides a broad surface for attachment of iliac and gluteal muscles; its anterior concavity forms the iliac fossa.
Synonym(s): ala ossis ilii [TA], wing of ilium

ala of ilium

Broad, upper portion of the iliac bone.
See also: ala
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Plain radiographs will show the bony defect in the ilium and frequently loops outside the wing of ilium will be evident.