Persistent sciatic artery

Case contributed by Ala'a Salman
Diagnosis certain


Pain in the right leg

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Male

Complete occlusion of the right common iliac artery.

As an incidental finding, there is a persistent left sciatic artery as a continuation of the internal iliac artery and the major blood supply to the lower extremity.

Case Discussion

A persistent sciatic artery is a rare vascular anomaly where there is continuation of the internal iliac artery into the thigh through the greater sciatic notch.

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