Internal iliac vein
The internal iliac vein (hypogastric vein) begins near the upper part of the greater sciatic foramen, passes upward behind and slightly medial to the Internal iliac artery and, at the brim of the pelvis, joins with the external iliac vein to form the common iliac vein.
|Internal iliac vein|
The veins of the right half of the male pelvis.
The iliac veins. (Int. iliac visible at center.)
|Drains to||Common iliac vein|
|Artery||Internal iliac artery|
|Latin||Vena iliaca interna,
With the exception of the fetal umbilical vein which passes upward and backward from the umbilicus to the liver, and the iliolumbar vein which usually joins the common iliac vein, the tributaries of the Internal Iliac vein correspond with the branches of the Internal iliac artery.
|superior gluteal veins
inferior gluteal veins
internal pudendal veins
|have their origins outside the pelvis;|
|lateral sacral veins||lie in front of the sacrum|
|middle hemorrhoidal vein
|originate in venous plexuses connected with the pelvic viscera.|