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Greater sciatic foramen

Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

The greater sciatic foramen is a foramen within the pelvis and is a major conduit of neurovascular structures from the pelvis to the lower limb

Gross anatomy


In a clockwise fashion, its boundaries include:


Many structures enter or exit the pelvis through the greater sciatic foramen and are broadly divided based on whether they lie above or below the piriformis muscle - the suprapiriform and infrapiriform foramen respectively.

Suprapiriform foramen
Infrapiriform foramen
Anatomy: Abdominopelvic

Anatomy: Abdominopelvic

Article information

rID: 5008
Section: Anatomy
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