internal iliac artery

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internal iliac artery

[in′tərn·əl ¦il·ē‚ak ′ärd·ə·rē]
(anatomy)
The medial terminal division of the common iliac artery.
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Balloon occlusion of the hypogastric arteries in the management of placenta accreta: a case report and review of the literature.
The first stage (anterior approach) was carried out by the urology team and included a midline laparotomy and a trans-peritoneal approach to the right and left medial hypogastric arteries, which were then ligated.
Carleton and Segura (1,2) postulated that a horseshoe kidney is the result of local conditions within the developing pelvis, such as medial compression of the umbilical arteries that run retroperitoneally from the umbilicus along the bladder, anterior to the ureters and the hypogastric arteries.