Buck's fascia

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Buck's fascia
The penis in transverse section, showing the blood vessels.
Latin fascia penis
Dorlands/Elsevier f_03/13540048

Buck's fascia is a layer of deep fascia covering the penis.[1]

It is also known as the "deep fascia of the penis".[2][3]

It is also sometimes simply called the the "fascia of the penis", and the Terminologia Anatomica is simply "fascia penis".[4].

Some sources call it the "deep perineal fascia"[5] but other sources use the term "Gallaudet's fascia" for the deep fascia of the perineum. [6] Some sources state that it is a "continuation" of the deep perineal fascia.[7]

Buck's fascia is continuous with the external spermatic fascia in the scrotum.

The deep dorsal vein of the penis is inside Buck's fascia, but the superficial dorsal veins of the penis are outside.

It is named after Gurdon Buck.

See also


  1. "Nature Clinical Practice". Retrieved 2007-12-01. Text " BUCK'S FASCIA " ignored (help); Text " Glossary " ignored (help)
  2. SUNY Labs 42:06-0101 - "The Male Perineum and the Penis: Deep Vessels and Nerves of the Penis"
  3. "uams". Retrieved 2007-12-01.
  4. f_03/13540048 at Dorland's Medical Dictionary
  5. "Anatomy of Male Genital System". Retrieved 2007-12-01.
  6. "ucd.ie". Retrieved 2007-12-01.
  7. Kyung Won, PhD. Chung (2005). Gross Anatomy (Board Review). Hagerstwon, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. p. 265. ISBN 0-7817-5309-0.

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