Corona mortis

Corona mortis, Latin for "crown of death", is a common variant vascular anastomosis between the external iliac artery or deep inferior epigastric artery with the obturator artery. It is reported to be present in a third of patients on routine multi-detector CT examination 1. Knowledge of this variant vascular anastomosis is critical for surgical planning, and in pelvic trauma as it is susceptible to vascular injury 2.

Abdominal and pelvic anatomy
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rID: 39319
System: Vascular
Section: Anatomy
Tag: cases
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