internal iliac artery

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Noun1.internal iliac artery - the inner branch of the common iliac artery on either side of the body; divides into several branches that supply blood to the pelvic and gluteal areas
arteria iliaca, iliac artery - one of the large arteries supplying blood to the pelvis and legs
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An extended LND encompasses the aortic bifurcation and common iliac vessels proximally (may also go up to the level of the inferior mesenteric artery), the genitofemoral nerve laterally, the circumflex iliac vein and lymph node of Cloquet distally, and the hypogastric vessels posteriorly (obturator fossa, presciatic nodes bilaterally and the presacral lymph nodes over the sacral promontory).
Then, when the nerve is identified under these lymph nodes using blunt dissection, all nodes from the obturator fossa all the way up to the hypogastric vessels can be resected (Fig.
After removing the lymphatic nodes from the obturator fossa and the hypogastric vessels, we remove all nodes along the external iliac vessels from the external common iliac artery down to the deep circumflex vein.