Greater sciatic foramen: Structures passing through


" PIN & PINS "

Structures passing through greater sciatic foramen below pyriformis muscle:

  • Posterior cutaneous nerve of thigh
  • Inferior gluteal vessels and nerves
  • Nerve to quadratus femoris


  • Pudendal nerve
  • Internal pudendal vessels
  • Nerve to obturator internus
  • Sciatic nerve

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imagePyriformis is the key muscle of the gluteal region as it helps to identify all the other structures in the region during dissection.

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