“Crown of Death”; Corona Mortis, a Common Vascular Variant in Pelvis

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Surgical video case: corona mortis is an abnormal arterial or venous anastomosis between the external iliac or inferior epigastric and the obturator system of vessels and may cause significant hemorrhage during pelvi-acetabular fracture surgeries, hernia repair and laparoscopic gynecological procedures.

Considering the percentages mentioned above, every surgeon who schedules an operation on the retro-pubic area, especially during a hernioplasty procedure, should evaluate the possibility of the presence of corona mortis. Anatomical knowledge of the region is vital for attempting to eliminate the risk of injuring the corona mortis during surgery.

tags: Corona mortis PELVIS venous anastomosis arterial anastomosis external iliac Hemorrhage pelvi-acetabular fracture surgery hernioplasty surgical anatomy Corona Mortis injury hernia repair laparoscopic gynecology


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