superior gluteal artery


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su·pe·ri·or glu·te·al ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, internal iliac; distribution, gluteal region; anastomoses, lateral sacral, inferior gluteal, internal pudendal, deep circumflex iliac, lateral circumflex femoral.
Synonym(s): arteria glutea superior [TA]

su·pe·ri·or glu·te·al ar·te·ry

(sŭ-pēr'ē-ŏr glū-tē'ăl ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, internal iliac; distribution, gluteal region; anastomoses, lateral sacral, inferior gluteal, internal pudendal, deep circumflex iliac, lateral circumflex femoral.
Synonym(s): arteria glutea superior.

superior gluteal artery

A large branch of the internal iliac artery; it leaves the pelvic cavity through the greater sciatic foramen, above the piriformis muscle. Its branches include a superficial branch, which supplies blood to the gluteus maximus muscle, and a deep branch, which supplies blood to the other gluteus muscles and to the greater trochanter of the femur. The superior gluteal artery anastomoses with the inferior gluteal, the deep circumflex iliac, and the lateral femoral circumflex arteries.
See also: artery
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The origin of superior gluteal artery was different from normal; it came from anterior division of internal iliac artery (Fig.
The superior gluteal artery took origin from the anterior division of internal iliac artery, passed through the greater sciatic foramen and appeared in the gluteal region above the piriformis muscle.
1988) the inferior gluteal artery may form a common trunk with the superior gluteal artery, it may be doubled and may join the obturator artery.
In the present case the sciatic artery has persisted as the proximal portion of the superior gluteal artery.
The ramification of superficial branch of superior gluteal artery is used to construct skin flaps.
However, buttock claudication can also be caused by isolated stenosis of the superior gluteal artery in the absence of atheromatous involvement of the other arteries (Batt et al.
Anatomic bases for compression of the superior gluteal artery at the level of the gluteal canal.

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