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Fascia of Penis (Right Half)
Urogenital System

Fascia of Penis (Right Half)

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Structure/Morphology

The fascia of the penis consists of a deep layer of fibrous tissue, which surrounds the corpus cavernosum, and splits to surround the corpus spongiosum. Distally, it blends with the tunica albuginea of all corporal bodies. Proximally, the deep fascia of the penis is continuous with the deep perineal fascia. It is also anchored to the suspensory ligament of the penis.

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Key Features/ Anatomical Relations

The fascia of the penis surrounds the three corpora erectile bodies, as well as the deep dorsal vein, the dorsal arteries of the penis, and the dorsal nerves of the penis.

Function

The fascia of the penis is responsible for the structural integrity of the three erectile bodies of the penis.

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The fascia is also defined as a “the fascial system consists of the three-dimensional continuum of soft, collagen containing, loose and dense fibrous connective tissues that permeate the body” by Fascia Nomenclature Committee (Bordoni and Whitte, 2018), an as “masses of connective tissue large enough to be visible to the unaided eye” by Gray’s Anatomy (Standring, 2016).

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