Deep dorsal vein of the penis
|Vein: Dorsal veins of the penis|
|The penis in transverse section, showing the bloodvessels.|
|Transverse section of the penis.|
|Latin||vena dorsalis profunda penis|
|Gray's||subject #173 676|
|Drains to||Prostatic venous plexus|
The deep dorsal vein of the penis lies beneath the deep fascia of the penis; it receives the blood from the glans penis and corpora cavernosa penis and courses backward in the middle line between the dorsal arteries; near the root of the penis it passes between the two parts of the suspensory ligament and then through an aperture between the arcuate pubic ligament and the transverse ligament of the pelvis, and divides into two branches, which enter the pudendal plexus.
- deep+dorsal+vein+of+penis at eMedicine Dictionary
- SUNY Figs 42:06-02 - "Male urogenital diaphragm."
- Norman/Georgetown perineum (maleugtriangle4)
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