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Common iliac vein

Vein: Common iliac vein
Veins of the abdomen and lower limb - inferior vena cava, common iliac vein, external iliac vein, internal iliac vein, femoral vein and their tributaries. The aorta and its bifurcation (unlabeled) appear in red.
Abdominal portion of the sympathetic trunk, with the celiac and hypogastric plexuses. (Common iliac vein labeled at lower right.)
Latin vena iliaca communis
Gray's subject #173 677
Drains from pelvis and lower limbs
Source external iliac veins and internal iliac veins
Drains to inferior vena cava
Artery common iliac arteries
Dorlands/Elsevier v_05/12850542

In human anatomy, the common iliac veins are formed by the external iliac veins and internal iliac veins and together, in the abdomen at about the level of the umbilicus (T10), form the inferior vena cava. They drain blood from the pelvis and lower limbs.

Both common iliac veins are accompanied along their course by common iliac arteries.

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