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Deep Circumflex Iliac Vein
Cardiovascular System

Deep Circumflex Iliac Vein

Vena circumflexa iliaca profunda

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Quick Facts

Origin: Deep hypogastric region.

Course: Travels along the iliac crest to drain into the external iliac vein.

Tributaries: No named tributaries.

Drainage: External iliac vein.

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Origin

The deep circumflex vein is formed by the venules draining the deep hypogastric region of the trunk wall.

Course

From its origin, the deep circumflex vein courses anteromedially along the iliac crest to join with the external iliac vein.

Tributaries

There are no named tributaries.

Structures Drained

The deep circumflex vein drains blood directly from the deep hypogastric region of the abdominal wall.

List of Clinical Correlates

- Inguinal hernia

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Internal Iliac Vein

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The internal iliac vein is formed by the confluence of the obturator, branches of the internal pudendal, and gluteal veins, which originate in the thigh, perineum, and buttock respectively.

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