external iliac vein


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ex·ter·nal il·i·ac vein

[TA]
a direct continuation of the femoral vein superior to the inguinal ligament, uniting with the internal iliac vein to form the common iliac vein.
Synonym(s): vena iliaca externa [TA]

external iliac vein

one of a pair of veins in the lower body that join the internal iliac veins to form the two common iliac veins. Compare internal iliac vein.

external iliac vein

The continuation of the femoral vein proximal to the inguinal ligament; it accompanies the external iliac artery, and it joins the internal iliac vein to form the common iliac vein. Tributaries of the external iliac vein include the inferior epigastric, deep circumflex iliac, and pubic veins.
See also: vein
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In this procedure, the external iliac artery and external iliac vein were used for anastomosis.
A long segment non-enhancing filling defect is seen in the Infra renal IVC (Fig: 2 yellow arrow, thrombosed IVC, black arrow normal Aorta) extending up to the both external iliac veins (Fig: 3 yellow arrow) causing almost complete occlusion along with gross ascites (Fig 2: white stars).
A thrombus score was evaluated for seven deep vein segment, including inferior cava vein, the common iliac vein, the external iliac vein, the common femoral vein, the proximal and distal segments of superficial femoral veins, and the popliteal vein.
8-cm transplant renal vein aneurysm (RVA) was discovered between the hilum and primary renal vein anastomosis with the external iliac vein.
The limited LN dissection is generally described as an extirpation of lymphatic tissue in the obturator fossa between the obturator nerve and the external iliac vein.

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