Circle of death

Circle of death is a vascular continuation formed by –

  1. Common iliac vessels
  2. Internal iliac vessels
  3. Obturator vessels
  4. Inferior epigastric vessels
  5. External iliac vessels

This vascular connection is usually regarded as arterial, but it may be venous or both venous and arterial

Also known as –

  1. Crown of death
  2. Corona mortis

Why it is called as Crown of death?

Represent the high risk of hemorrhage that may occur if this anatomical variant is injured

There is difficulty of achieving hemostasis in injury of this area.