TY - JOUR A1 - Mahato, N. K. T1 - Retro-pubic vascular anomalies: A study of abnormal obturator vessels JO - Eur. J. Anat. SN - 1136-4890 Y1 - 2009 VL - 13 SP - 121 EP - 126 UR - http://www.eurjanat.com/web/paper.php?id=09030121 KW - artery KW - article KW - congenital blood vessel malformation KW - human KW - human tissue KW - inferior epigastric artery KW - obturator artery KW - obturator vein KW - vasa corona mortis KW - vein KW - vein malformation KW - venous corona mortis N2 - Variations in the vascular pattern are common in the retro-pubic region. These anomalies are chiefly concerned with the origin and course of the obturator vessels; especially the venous channels. The present study is an effort to observe the incidences of abnormalities of these vessels for their significance in several clinical contexts. The study investigates the frequencies of (a) the presence of abnormal obturator vessels (vasa corona mortis), (b) the occurrence of abnormal obturator veins (venous corona mortis) and (c) the different patterns of the origin of the abnormal obturator arteries. It is important to note that although the percentages of occurrences of these anomalies found in the study are different from previous reports, they are nevertheless significant owing to their obvious clinical implications. ER -