Inferior gluteal veins

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Vein: Inferior gluteal veins
Latin venae gluteae inferiores
Gray's subject #173 674
Drains to anterior division of internal iliac vein
Artery inferior gluteal artery
Dorlands
/ Elsevier
    
v_05/12850455

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]



The Inferior Gluteal Veins (sciatic veins), or venæ comitantes of the inferior gluteal artery, begin on the upper part of the back of the thigh, where they anastomose with the medial femoral circumflex and first perforating veins.

They enter the pelvis through the lower part of the greater sciatic foramen and join to form a single stem which opens into the lower part of the hypogastric vein.


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