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

R. Huban Thomas, Supriya Padmashali, L. C. Prasana, Rohini Punja, B. Prakesh Babu, Sneha Guruprasad Kalthur

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8
JournalOnline Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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