Inferior epigastric veins

The inferior epigastric veins (singular in Latin: vena epigastrica inferior) are tributaries of the external iliac vein. There are usually two of them on each side, and they typically flow into the external iliac vein above the inguinal ligament. The veins are accompanied by the inferior epigastric artery. The inferior epigastric veins collect deoxygenated blood from the inferior part of the anterior abdominal wall.