Definition of Common iliac vein

1. 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.

Generic synonyms: Iliac Vein, Vena Iliaca

Medical Definition of Common iliac vein

1. Formed by the union of the external and internal iliac veins at the brim of the pelvis and passes upward behind the internal iliac artery to the right side of the body of the fifth lumbar vertebra where it unites with its fellow of the opposite side to form the inferior vena cava; the left common iliac vein is submitted to a pulsating compression by the right common iliac artery against the vertebral column which may result in partial obstruction of the vein. Synonym: vena iliaca communis. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Common Iliac Vein

common heath
common hepatic artery
common hepatic duct
common hepatica
common hop
common hops
common horehound
common hornbeam
common hornbeams
common horsetail
common horsetails
common hyacinth
common iguana
common iliac artery
common iliac lymph nodes
common iliac vein (current term)
common intermediate
common interosseous artery
common ion effect
common ivy
common jasmine
common juniper
common kestrel
common kestrels
common kingsnake
common knowledge
common laburnum
common lady's-slipper
common land
common lavender

Literary usage of Common iliac vein

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1897)
"... upward along the brim of the pelvis, terminates opposite the sacro-iliac synchondrosis by uniting with the internal iliac to form the common iliac vein. ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1883)
"The m!d<llv sacral vein accompanies its corresponding artery along the front of the sacrum, and terminates in the left common iliac vein; occasionally in ..."

3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1900)
"Because the functional left common iliac vein (2), in all three cases, unites with the ... 4, which persists there, in addition to a left common iliac vein ..."

4. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1915)
"This second renal vein formed the upper part of the anastomotic vein spoken of, which united the left common iliac vein to the right common iliac vein. ..."

5. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"Each common iliac vein is formed by the junction of the external iliac vein and ... The common iliac vein of each side is joined by the itio- lumbar vein. ..."

6. The Comparative anatomy of the domesticated animals by Auguste Chauveau (1887)
"The common iliac vein is lodged in the angle of separation comprised between the external and internal ..."

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