Corona mortis: in vivo anatomical knowledge and the risk of injury in totally extraperitoneal inguinal hernia repair

ATEŞ M., Kinaci E., KÖSE E., Soyer V., Sarici B., ÇUĞLAN S., ...More

HERNIA, vol.20, no.5, pp.659-665, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10029-015-1444-8
  • Journal Name: HERNIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.659-665


Corona mortis (CMOR) is the arterial and/or venous vascular communication(s) between the obturator and external iliac vessels. Totally extraperitoneal (TEP) inguinal hernioplasty can be associated with vascular complications especially during the fixation of the mesh. Theoretically, CMOR is an important nominee. But, the data in literature are insufficient about CMOR injury. Additionally, most of the studies about CMOR have been usually performed on cadavers. We aimed to reveal the preperitoneal vascular anatomy of inguinal area and provide in vivo knowledge about CMOR. The risk of arterial injury was also evaluated.