Accompanying artery of ischiadic nerve

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Artery: Accompanying artery of ischiadic nerve
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The arteries of the gluteal and posterior femoral regions (comitans nervi ischiadici labeled near center)
Latin Arteria comitans nervi ischiadici
Gray's p.620
Source Inferior gluteal artery

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.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.