Superior gluteal veins

The superior gluteal veins (gluteal veins) are venæ comitantes of the superior gluteal artery; they receive tributaries from the buttock corresponding with the branches of the artery, and enter the pelvis through the greater sciatic foramen, above the piriformis, and frequently unite before ending in the hypogastric vein (internal iliac vein).

Superior gluteal veins
Vessels and nerves of gluteal region.
Drains toposterior division of internal iliac vein
ArterySuperior gluteal artery
LatinVenae glutaeae superiores
Anatomical terminology


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 674 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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