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Superficial Dorsal Veins of Penis (Right)
Cardiovascular System

Superficial Dorsal Veins of Penis (Right)

Venae dorsales superficiales penis

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Quick Facts

Origin: Prepuce and shaft skin of penis.

Course: Travels subcutaneously along the dorsum of the penis towards its base and empties into the superficial external pudendal veins.

Tributaries: None.

Drainage: Skin and superficial fascia of penis, prepuce of penis.

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Origin

The superficial dorsal veins of the penis arise in the skin and superficial fascia of prepuce of penis and shaft of penis.

Course

The superficial dorsal veins of the penis travel deep to the skin and between the superficial (Colle’s) and deep (Buck’s) fascia of the penis. It empties into the superficial external pudendal veins, and eventually into the greater saphenous vein.

Tributaries

There are no named tributaries.

Structures Drained

The superficial dorsal veins of the penis drain the skin and superficial fascia of prepuce of penis and shaft of penis.

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