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J Turk Ger Gynecol Assoc. 2019 May 28;20(2):123-128. doi: 10.4274/jtgga.galenos.2018.2018.0124. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Step-by-step ligation of the internal iliac artery

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1
Clinic of Gynecologic Oncology, Health Sciences University, Zekai Tahir Burak Woman’s Health Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
2
Department of Anatomy, Kafkas University Faculty of Medicine, Kars, Turkey
3
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kafkas University Faculty of Medicine, Kars, Turkey
4
Clinic of Obstetrics and Gynecology, VM Medical Park Kocaeli Hospital, Kocaeli, Turkey

Abstract

The internal iliac artery is the main vascular supply of pelvic visceral structures. All pelvic surgeons must know the anatomic landmarks and basic steps of internal iliac artery ligation in order to stop massive pelvic hemorrhage. This cadaveric demonstration and clinical review of the internal iliac artery shows the anatomic landmarks and basic steps of internal iliac artery ligation.

KEYWORDS:

hypogastric; bleeding; postpartum; pelvic; Gynecologic

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