Collateral Circulation

  • Jacques Chermet
  • Jean-Michel Bigot


The development of angiography has allowed a more precise study of the collateral circulation, based upon the level of obstruction, i.e., whether it is in the iliac veins or the inferior vena cava. The anatomic descriptions, which seemed complete, have been slightly modified, not from the morphological but from the functional point of view. As a matter of fact, some collateral routes which had been described by the anatomists were very rapidly confirmed as existing in vivo.


Inferior Vena Collateral Circulation Iliac Vein Common Iliac Vein Left Common Iliac Vein 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacques Chermet
    • 1
  • Jean-Michel Bigot
    • 2
  1. 1.Service de RadiologieHôpital Saint-AntoineParisFrance
  2. 2.Hôpital TenonParisFrance

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