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Iliac crest



The superior border of the wing of ilium and the superolateral (i.e. the side and above) margin of the greater pelvis, where a large quantity of bone marrow is concentrated.


The iliac crest is the site where stem cells are collected for use in bone marrow transplantation as a large amount of red bone marrow resides in here. The iliac crest is also used as the basis when performing a lumbar puncture since the top of it marks the level of the fourth lumbar vertebral body.

Also called: the crest of the ilium


  • crista iliaca (Latin)

See also: ilium

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Quadratus Lumborum

its origin is from the posterior 1/3 of inner lip of iliac crest and ilio-lumbar ligment it attach to the medial 1/2 of last rib and tips of transverse processesof ...

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by raghda
Thu Oct 04, 2007 11:21 pm
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Topic: Quadratus Lumborum
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