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Vol 62, No 3 (2003)
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Submitted: 2012-02-06
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Anastomotic vessels in the retropubic region: Corona mortis

Levent Sarikcioglu, Muzaffer Sindel, Feyyaz Akyildiz, Semih Gur
Folia Morphol 2003;62(3):179-182.

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Vol 62, No 3 (2003)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2003-06-09
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

Anastomosis between the pubic rami of the inferior epigastric and the obturator arteries has been referred to as the corona mortis. Because anomalous vessels in the retropubic region are at risk in groin or pelvic surgeries, they have an importance not only for general surgery but also for orthopaedics. Because it is hard to distinguish these vessels, they can be injured during ilioinguinal incision, which can lead to massive uncontrolled bleeding. For this purpose, 54 cadaver halves were dissected to determine the occurrence and location of the corona mortis anastomosis. We found venous corona mortis in 11 halves (20.37%). Additionally, in 8 halves (14.81%), the obturator artery originated from the inferior epigastric artery.

Abstract

Anastomosis between the pubic rami of the inferior epigastric and the obturator arteries has been referred to as the corona mortis. Because anomalous vessels in the retropubic region are at risk in groin or pelvic surgeries, they have an importance not only for general surgery but also for orthopaedics. Because it is hard to distinguish these vessels, they can be injured during ilioinguinal incision, which can lead to massive uncontrolled bleeding. For this purpose, 54 cadaver halves were dissected to determine the occurrence and location of the corona mortis anastomosis. We found venous corona mortis in 11 halves (20.37%). Additionally, in 8 halves (14.81%), the obturator artery originated from the inferior epigastric artery.
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Keywords

corona mortis; obturator artery; inferior epigastric artery

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Title

Anastomotic vessels in the retropubic region: Corona mortis

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 62, No 3 (2003)

Pages

179-182

Published online

2003-06-09

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2003;62(3):179-182.

Keywords

corona mortis
obturator artery
inferior epigastric artery

Authors

Levent Sarikcioglu
Muzaffer Sindel
Feyyaz Akyildiz
Semih Gur

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