Year : 2015  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 154-155

Persistent Asymptomatic Left-sided Sciatic Artery: A Rare Case Report with Review of Literature

Department of Vascular Surgery, Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

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Premjith Chandran
Department of Vascular Surgery, Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, Punjab
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-0820.180123

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Persistent sciatic artery is a very uncommon embryologic vascular anomaly, with a prevalence of 0.05% based on reported studies. Although the majority of these patients are asymptomatic, it continues to be one of the risk factors for vascular compromise to lower extremity due to the rare complications associated with it such as aneurysmal dilatation, thrombosis or embolic phenomena, and arteriovenous malformations. We present a rare case of a 45-year-old woman with severe narrowing of bilateral superficial femoral arteries, and the left inferior gluteal artery continuing as the popliteal artery.

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