Table 2: The incidence of the lateral sacral arteries number observed in series studies and current study.

Number\study Tonkoff  10 Naguib et al.  12 Sadler  13 Sharpey et al.  14 Poynter  15Current study

Single0%30%55%26%50%77.2%
Double98%48%45%61.5%42.5%19.8%
Triple2%9%0%11%7.5%2.3%
Quadruple0%0%1.5%0.3%

The lateral sacral artery commonly arose from the internal iliac artery in different numbers but was found to be absent in one specimen (0.4%). Observations based on 342 specimens (45 specimens have been excluded due to missing data).