Circle of death
Circle of death is a vascular continuation formed by –
- Common iliac vessels
- Internal iliac vessels
- Obturator vessels
- Inferior epigastric vessels
- External iliac vessels
This vascular connection is usually regarded as arterial, but it may be venous or both venous and arterial
Also known as –
- Crown of death
- 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.