The double deep gluteal muscles

Tanyeli E. , Pestemalci T., Uzel M. , Yidirim M.

Saudi Medical Journal, vol.27, no.3, pp.385-386, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Title of Journal : Saudi Medical Journal
  • Page Numbers: pp.385-386


During routine dissections on a 65-year-old male cadaver, we encountered double piriformis, double gemelli superior and inferior, double quadratus femoris muscles in the left gluteal region. The sciatic nerve passed between the lower piriformis and the upper superior gemelli muscles (infrapiriform foramen) as usual. No other variation was found in the region. This rare variation may be of importance in the radiology and surgery of this region.