Greater sciatic foramen

Infobox Anatomy
Name = Greater sciatic foramen
Latin = foramen ischiadicum majus
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Caption = Articulations of pelvis, anterior view, with greater sciatic foramen (labeled in red) and its boundaries.

Caption2 = Muscles of the gluteal and posterior femoral regions, piriformis labeled
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The greater sciatic foramen is a major foramen of the pelvis.


It is bounded as follows:
* anterolaterally by the greater sciatic notch of the illium
* posteromedially by the sacrotuberous ligament
* inferiorly by the sacrospinous ligament and the ischial spine
* superiorly by the anterior sacroilliac ligament


It is partially filled up, in the recent state, by the Piriformis which leaves the pelvis through it.

The following structures make their exit from the pelvis through the greater sciatic foramen:



External links

* (NormanAnatomyFig|glutealart, NormanAnatomyFig|glutealner)

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