European Journal of Anatomy

Official Journal of The Spanish Society of Anatomy
Cover Volume 13 - Number 3
Eur J Anat, 13 (3): 121-126 (2009)

Retro-pubic vascular anomalies: A study of abnormal obturator vessels

Mahato N.K.

Department of Anatomy, Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences (SAIMS), Indore-Ujjain Highway, Bhawrasala, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

ABSTRACT 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.

Keywords: artery, article, congenital blood vessel malformation, human, human tissue, inferior epigastric artery, obturator artery, obturator vein, vasa corona mortis, vein, vein malformation, venous corona mortis

European Journal of anatomy
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