Cadaveric study on variations in the arteries of the gluteal region with its embryological and clinical significance

Thomas, Huban and Padmashali, Supriya and Prasana, LC and Punja, Rohini and Babu, PB and Kalthur, Sneha G (2016) Cadaveric study on variations in the arteries of the gluteal region with its embryological and clinical significance. Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences, 15 (4). pp. 1-3. ISSN 0972-5997

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Abstract

In this manuscript we report a case study on 40 lower limb specimens. In 5% of cases Inferior Gluteal Artery (IGA) was absent and a branch from trunk of Superior Gluteal Artery (SGA) was replacing the distribution of IGA to gluteal region. In 2.5% of cases an additional belly of piriformis was observed. The deep branch of SGA passed deep to it whereas the superficial branch passed between additional belly and piriformis muscle. In 2.5%of cases an arterial branch from IGA was found accompanying sciatic nerve for a short distance. In the remaining 90% of cases SGA and IGA had normal course and distribution. The developmental and clinical significance of the variations in their anatomy is discussed in this study.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Inferior gluteal artery; superior gluteal structures entrapment; piriformis syndrome; accessory piriformis muscle; claudication; persistent sciatic artery.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2017 03:53
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2017 03:53
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/148683

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