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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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.
Percutaneous angioplasty of the superior gluteal artery for buttock claudication: a report of seven cases and literature review.
True aneurysm of the superior gluteal artery: case report and review of the literature.
The superior gluteal artery passes above the piriformis giving muscular and articular branches.
Tran, "Gluteal compartment syndrome and superior gluteal artery injury as a result of simple hip dislocation: a case report," The Iowa Orthopaedic Journal, vol.
The inferior gluteal and internal pudendal arteries often arise as a common stem from the internal iliac, sometimes with the superior gluteal artery. Inside the pelvis the inferior gluteal artery gives branches to piriformis, ischiococcygeus and iliococcygeus muscles.
The superior gluteal artery is the largest branch of the internal iliac artery and effectively forms the main continuation of its posterior division.
During routine dissection of the right gluteal region of an adult male cadaver, we observed a rare variation of absence of inferior gluteal artery compensated by a branch coming from superior gluteal artery. 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.
According to Bergman et al., (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.

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