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Arterial supply to the sciatic nerve in the gluteal region.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18058898     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The arterial supply to the sciatic nerve was investigated in 20 human lower limbs (10 right, 10 left) from 20 cadavers (14 females, aged 84 +/- 9.6 years, range 66-95 years: 6 males, aged 80 +/- 8.2 years, range 70-90 years). In all limbs examined at least 1 sciatic artery could be identified supplying the sciatic nerve in the gluteal region. In total 28 sciatic arteries were identified, of which 14 arose from the medial circumflex femoral artery, 11 from the inferior gluteal artery, 2 from the first perforating artery, and 1 from the internal pudendal artery. In 5 limbs, 2 sciatic arteries were observed, being independent branches from the medial circumflex femoral and inferior gluteal arteries in 4 limbs and separate branches of the medial circumflex femoral artery in 1 limb. In 1 limb, 4 sciatic arteries were observed: 1 from the inferior gluteal artery, 2 from the medial circumflex femoral artery, and 1 from the first perforating artery. In the remaining 14 limbs a single sciatic artery was observed, which in one case arose from the internal pudendal artery, a previously unreported observation.
Effrossyni Georgakis; Roger Soames
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical anatomy (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1098-2353     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Anat     Publication Date:  2008 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-12-25     Completed Date:  2008-01-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8809128     Medline TA:  Clin Anat     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  62-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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(c) 2007 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Arteries / anatomy & histology*
Buttocks / anatomy & histology,  blood supply*,  innervation*
Femoral Artery / anatomy & histology
Sciatic Nerve / anatomy & histology,  blood supply*

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