Persistent sciatic artery

Case contributed by Dr. Ala'a Salman

Presentation

Pain in the right leg

Patient Data

Age: 55-60
Gender: Male
CT

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 the continuation of the internal iliac artery into the thigh through the greater sciatic notch.

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Case information

rID: 40467
Case created: 22nd Oct 2015
Last edited: 8th Jan 2017
System: Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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