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Subcutaneous Tissue of Penis (Left Half)
Urogenital System

Subcutaneous Tissue of Penis (Left Half)

Tela subcutanea penis

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Key Features/ Anatomical Relations

The subcutaneous tissue of the penis is superficial to the deep fascia of the penis and deep to the skin of the penis.


The subcutaneous tissue of the penis permits a significant amount of movement of the skin of the penis over the underlying structures. This tissue region also transmits the passage of the superficial dorsal vein of the penis and its anastomoses.

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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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