Lesser sciatic foramen

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Lesser sciatic foramen
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Articulations of pelvis. Anterior view.
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Articulations of pelvis. Posterior view.
Latin Foramen ischiadicum minus
Gray's p.309

An opening between the pelvis and the posterior thigh, the foramen is formed by the sacrotuberous ligament which runs between the sacrum and the ischial tuberosity and the sacrospinous ligament which runs between the sacrum and the ischial spine.

Boundaries[edit]

The lesser sciatic foramen has the following boundaries:

Alternatively, the foramen can be defined by the boundaries of the lesser sciatic notch and the two ligaments.

Contents[edit]

Pudendal nerve and its course through the lesser sciatic foramen.

It transmits the following structures:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

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