Accompanying artery of ischiadic nerve

The accompanying artery of ischiadic nerve is a long, slender artery in the thigh. It branches of the inferior gluteal artery and accompanies the sciatic nerve for a short distance. It then penetrates it, and runs in its substance to the lower part of the thigh.

Accompanying artery of ischiadic nerve
The arteries of the gluteal and posterior femoral regions (comitans nervi ischiadici labeled near center)
SourceInferior gluteal artery
LatinArteria comitans nervi ischiadici
Anatomical terminology


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 620 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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