The persistent sciatic artery.

  title={The persistent sciatic artery.},
  author={I M van Hooft and Clark J. A. M. Zeebregts and Steven M M van Sterkenburg and Willem R de Vries and Michel M. P. J. Reijnen},
  journal={European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery},
  volume={37 5},
BACKGROUND A persistent sciatic artery (PSA) is a rare vascular anomaly with an estimated incidence of 0.03-0.06%. During early embryonic development, the sciatic artery usually disappears when the superficial femoral artery has developed properly. This study aimed to assess the clinical presentation and outcome of a PSA. METHOD A systematic review of all cases of PSA published between 1964 and 2007 was performed. RESULTS In this review, 159 PSAs were described in 122 patients. The mean age… CONTINUE READING
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