Artery of bulb of penis

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Artery: Artery of bulb of penis
The deeper branches of the internal pudendal artery (artery of bulb of penis labeled as artery of urethral bulb)
Diagram of the arteries of the penis
Latin Arteria bulbi penis,
arteria bulbi urethrae
Gray's p.619
Supplies Bulb of penis
Source Internal pudendal artery
Vein Vein of bulb of penis

The artery of bulb of penis (artery of the urethral bulb or bulbourethral artery) is a short artery of large caliber which arises from the internal pudendal artery between the two layers of fascia (the superior and inferior) of the urogenital diaphragm. It passes medialward, pierces the inferior fascia of the urogenital diaphragm and gives off branches which ramify in the bulb of the urethra and in the posterior part of the corpus spongiosum.[1]

It gives off a small branch to the bulbo-urethral gland.[1]

Additional images[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body". Retrieved 2013-04-24. 

This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.

External links[edit]