Deep artery of the penis
The deeper branches of the internal pudendal artery. (Deep artery of penis labeled at center left.)
Diagram of the arteries of the penis.
Details
Sourceinternal pudendal artery
Suppliespenis
Identifiers
Latinarteria profunda penis
TA98A12.2.15.045M
TA24350
FMA19794
Anatomical terminology

The deep artery of the penis (artery to the corpus cavernosum) is a branch of the internal pudendal artery that supplies the corpus spongiosum. The artery enters the crus of penis at its anterior extremity.[1]

Anatomy

Origin

The deep artery of the penis one of the terminal branches of the internal pudendal artery. It arises from the internal pudendal artery while it while it is situated between the two fasciæ of the urogenital diaphragm (deep perineal pouch).[citation needed]

Course

It pierces the inferior fascia, and, entering the crus penis obliquely, runs anterior-ward in the center of the corpus cavernosum penis, to which its branches are distributed.[citation needed]

Additional images

References

  1. ^ Sinnatamby, Chummy S. (2011). Last's Anatomy (12th ed.). p. 319. ISBN 978-0-7295-3752-0.

Public domain This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 620 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)