Satoru Morita
   Department   School of Medicine(Tokyo Women's Medical University Hospital), School of Medicine
   Position   Assistant Professor
Article types Original article
Language English
Peer review Peer reviewed
Title Variations in internal iliac veins detected using multidetector computed tomography
Journal Formal name:Acta Radiol
ISSN code:1600-0455
Volume, Issue, Page 48(10),pp.1082-5
Author and coauthor Morita, S., Saito, N., Mitsuhashi, N.
Authorship Lead author,Corresponding author
Publication date 2007
Summary Anatomical variations of the internal iliac veins (IIV), which have the potential to cause problems during related surgery, are not uncommon and are not fully appreciated.|To determine the types and prevalence rates of anatomical variations of the IIV using multidetector computed tomography (MDCT).|IIV variations in 63 patients who underwent contrast-enhanced MDCT were interpreted and classified by two radiologists retrospectively. The prevalence rates (with 95% confidence intervals [CIs]) were calculated.|IIV variations were classified into six types: normal (n=45, 69.8%; 95% CI 59–81%); left IIV connecting with the left external iliac veins centrally (n=5, 7.9%; 95% CI 1–15%); separated trunk of the left IIV draining into the central left common iliac veins(CIV; n=3, 4.8%; 95% CI 0–10%); right IIV draining into the central left CIV (n=7,11.1%; 95% CI 3–19%); right IIV draining into the central right CIV (n=1, 1.6%; 95% CI 0–5%); and the bilateral IIVs connecting with each other before draining into the central left CIV (n=3, 4.8%; 95% CI 0–10%).|MDCT demonstrates six types of IIV variations; the prevalence rate of IIV anomalies is not low.
DOI 10.1080/02841850701589308
Document No. 17963071