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foramen

a natural hole, esp one in a bone through which nerves and blood vessels pass

foramen

[fə′rā·mən]
(biology)
A small opening, orifice, pore, or perforation.
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The sciatic nerve was explored back to the greater sciatic foramen to show both peroneal and tibial roots of the sciatic nerve exiting together above the piriformis muscle (Figure 3), one of the rarest anatomical variations [2].
It passes under the piriform muscle and exits the pelvis through the greater sciatic foramen.
The morphology (Shape) of greater sciatic foramen was studied & the shape was deep in both the foetuses.
The pudendal nerve arises from sacral nerves S2-S4 and, after passing between the piriformis and coccygeus muscles, leaves the pelvis through the distal part of the greater sciatic foramen.
The sciatic nerve exits the pelvis through the greater sciatic foramen along with the piriformis muscle and the superior and inferior gluteal vessels and nerves.