common iliac artery


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Related to common iliac artery: abdominal aorta, common iliac vein, femoral artery, external iliac artery, internal iliac artery, popliteal artery

com·mon il·i·ac ar·ter·y

[TA]
one of two terminal branches of the abdominal aorta; anterior to the sacroiliac joint at the level of the sacral promontory, it bifurcates to form the internal iliac and the external iliac.
Synonym(s): arteria iliaca communis [TA]

common iliac artery

n.
Either of two arteries into which the abdominal aorta divides at the level of the fourth lumbar vertebra, each one then dividing at the level of the pelvic brim into internal and external iliac arteries.

common iliac artery

a division of the abdominal aorta, starting in front of the fourth lumbar vertebra, passing caudally about 5 cm, and dividing into external and internal iliac arteries. The right common iliac artery is somewhat longer than the left.

com·mon il·i·ac ar·te·ry

(kom'ŏn il'ē-ak ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
One of two terminal branches of the abdominal aorta; anterior to the sacroiliac joint at the level of the sacral promontory, it bifurcates to form the internal iliac and the external iliac.
Synonym(s): arteria iliaca communis.
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Abstract: A 74-year-old woman had a history over 25 years of endarterectomy of both renal arteries, iliac venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, left internal carotid artery endarterectomy, coronary angioplasty, aortocoronary bypass grafting, occlusion of the right axillary artery, lower-limb claudication due to common iliac artery aneurysm, external iliac artery stenosis, multiple femoral artery stenoses, bifurcational stent grafting, occlusion of the left brachial artery and the right external iliac artery, and stroke.
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Two left common iliac artery dissections were treated at the time of surgery (one with endovascular stenting and one with operative bypass).