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Tunica Albuginea of Corpora Cavernosa Penis (Left Half)
Urogenital System

Tunica Albuginea of Corpora Cavernosa Penis (Left Half)

Tunica albuginea corporum cavernosorum penis

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Structure/Morphology

The tunica albuginea of the corpus cavernosum comprises an elastic layer of fibrous tissue that is primarily made of collagen and elastin.

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Key Features/ Anatomical Relations

The thick layer of tunica albuginea envelops the corpora cavernosa of the penis.

Function

The elastic nature of the tunica albuginea allows blood to flow easily through the dorsal arteries of the penis to initiate an erection. The deep fascia of the penis is less elastic and puts pressure on the dorsal vein of the penis nearer the root to prevent blood from leaving the penis.

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The tunica albuginea is a layer of fibrous tissue immediately deep to the epithelium.

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