A vein that drains the pelvis and lower limbs into the inferior vena cava. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_iliac_vein MURDOCH:403 ]

Synonyms: common iliac venous tree

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vena iliaca communis



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In human anatomy, the common iliac veins are formed by the external iliac veins and internal iliac veins and together, in the abdomen at the level of the fifth lumbar vertebrae, 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.