inferior gluteal artery

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in·fe·ri·or glu·te·al ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, internal iliac; distribution, hip joint and gluteal region; anastomoses, branches of internal pudendal, lateral sacral, superior gluteal, obturator, medial and lateral circumflex femoral.

in·fe·ri·or glu·te·al ar·te·ry

(in-fēr'ē-ŏr glū'tē-ăl ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, internal iliac; distribution, hip joint and gluteal region; anastomoses, branches of internal pudendal, lateral sacral, superior gluteal, obturator, medial, and lateral circumflex femoral.
Synonym(s): arteria glutea inferior, arteria ischiadica.

inferior gluteal artery

A branch of the internal iliac artery; it leaves the pelvic cavity through the greater sciatic foramen, below the piriformis muscle, and it supplies blood to the gluteus maximus muscle. Its branches include the sciatic and coccygeal arteries, and it anastomoses with the lateral and medial circumflex femoral arteries.
See also: artery
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The inferior gluteal vessels were identified with the aid of hand held Doppler.
Posterior thigh flap is a reliable flap that could be raised based either on the distal branch of the inferior gluteal vessels or on the posterior thigh perforators.
The sciatic nerve exits the pelvis through the greater sciatic foramen along with the piriformis muscle and the superior and inferior gluteal vessels and nerves.

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