Persistent sciatic artery: clinical, surgical, and angiographic aspects.

  title={Persistent sciatic artery: clinical, surgical, and angiographic aspects.},
  author={G L McLellan and Luis B. Morettin},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  volume={117 6},
The sciatic artery is a persistent fetal vessel that usually constitutes the end arterial supply to the lower extremity and replaces the femoral artery, which is usually present but hypoplastic. It is prone to vascular disease, such as aneurysm and arteriosclerosis. The artery can be demonstrated angiographically by transfemoral catheterization or translumbar aortogram with peripheral studies. Bilateral aortoperipheral studies are necessary because the anomaly is often bilateral. Surgical… CONTINUE READING


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