Greater sciatic foramen
Name = Greater sciatic foramen
Latin = foramen ischiadicum majus
GraySubject = 80
GrayPage = 309
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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DorlandsID = sciatic foramen | The greater sciatic foramen is a major
foramenof the pelvis.
It is bounded as follows:
* anterolaterally by the
greater sciatic notchof the illium
* posteromedially by the
* inferiorly by the
sacrospinous ligamentand the ischial spine
* superiorly by the anterior sacroilliac ligament
It is partially filled up, in the recent state, by the
Piriformiswhich leaves the pelvis through it.
The following structures make their exit from the pelvis through the greater sciatic foramen:
* (NormanAnatomyFig|glutealart, NormanAnatomyFig|glutealner)
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