Fetal internal iliac artery: case report and embryologic review.


Journal Article

A 25-year-old woman with anomalous circulation to the right leg was seen with a symptomatic aneurysm of the abnormal vessel. The artery, which did share some features of the classic persistent sciatic artery, also had important differences that were not previously described in the literature. The patient manifested several associated vascular and nonvascular congenital anomalies. She underwent resection of the aneurysm and primary operative repair of the artery without difficulty. An embryologic interpretation is offered, and the clinical implications and management strategy are discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Shortell, CK; Illig, KA; Ouriel, K; Green, RM

Published Date

  • December 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1112 - 1114

PubMed ID

  • 9845664

Pubmed Central ID

  • 9845664

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0741-5214

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0741-5214(98)70039-4


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States