Body of penis

Body of penis

The constituent cavernous cylinders of the penis.

Vertical section of bladder, penis, and urethra.
Latin corpus penis
TA A09.4.01.003
FMA 18249

Anatomical terminology

The body of the penis extends from the root to the ends of the corpora cavernosa penis, and in it these corpora cavernosa are intimately bound to one another.

A shallow groove which marks their junction on the upper surface lodges the deep dorsal vein of the penis, while a deeper and wider groove between them on the under surface contains the corpus cavernosum urethræ.

The body is ensheathed by fascia.

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

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