Subcutaneous tissue of penis

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Subcutaneous tissue of penis
The penis in transverse section, showing the blood vessels. (Superficial fascia labeled at center left.)
Latin tela subcutanea penis
Gray's subject #262 1249
Dorlands/Elsevier t_03/13540004

The subcutaneous tissue of penis (or superficial penile fascia) is continuous above with the fascia of Scarpa, and below with the dartos tunic of the scrotum and the fascia of Colles.

It is sometimes just called the "dartos layer".[1]

It attaches at the intersection of the body and glans.[2]

The term "superficial penile fascia" is more common, but "subcutaneous tissue of penis" is the term used by Terminologia Anatomica.

See also


  1. "Neuroanatomy of the penile portion of the human dorsal nerve of the penis". Retrieved 2007-11-25.
  2. Leonard, Robert D. Human Gross Anatomy: An Outline Text. Oxford University Press, USA. p. 135. ISBN 0-19-509003-9.

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