Inferior gluteal veins

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Inferior gluteal veins
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Vessels and nerves of gluteal region.
Drains toanterior division of internal iliac vein
Arteryinferior gluteal artery
LatinVenae glutaeae inferiores
Anatomical terminology

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 internal iliac vein.


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