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 artery awards articular branch to supply the hip joint with other arteries (Gray).
Series case study presented congenital absence the inferior gluteal artery (Reddy et al., 2007; Shetty et al., 2012) which could be replaced by a branch superior gluteal artery (Reddy et al.; Shetty et al.).
The articular branch of the superior gluteal artery is a first dominant branch for vascular supply of the hip joint whereas the articular branch of the inferior gluteal artery is second dominant according to congenital absence.
Traumatic inferior gluteal artery pseudoaneurysm and arteriovenous fistula managed with emergency transcatheter embolization.
When studied the extrapelvic course of inferior gluteal artery in 80 gluteal regions of 40 adult corpses, Gabrielli et al.
Abnormaol extrapelvic course of the inferior gluteal artery. Surg.
The superficial branch passed between the gluteus medius and maximus muscles and supplied both of them, it also gave an anomalous branch which replaced the inferior gluteal artery and accompanied the inferior gluteal nerve.
Anatomical variations of gluteal region are well documented but the absence of inferior gluteal artery has never been reported in the literature.
In the adult, remnants of the sciatic artery persist as the proximal portion of the inferior gluteal artery, the popliteal and fibular arteries (Standring).

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