in transverse section, showing the blood vessels (Buck's fascia is labeled
Cross section of penis with emphasis on fascial layers
Fascia penis or fascia penis profunda
Buck's fascia ( deep fascia of the penis, [1 ] [2 ] Gallaudet's fascia or [3 ] fascia of the penis) is a layer of deep fascia covering the three erectile bodies of the penis. [4 ]
Structure [ edit ]
Buck's fascia is continuous with the
external spermatic fascia in the scrotum and the suspensory ligament of the penis.
On its ventral aspect, it splits to envelop corpus spongiosum in a separate compartment from the tunica albuginea and corporal bodies.
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Variation [ edit ]
Sources differ on its proximal extent. Some state that it is a
continuation of the deep perineal fascia, whereas others state that it fuses with the tunical albuginea. [6 ] [5 ] 65
Function [ edit ]
deep dorsal vein of the penis is inside Buck's fascia, but the superficial dorsal veins of the penis are in the superficial ( Dartos) fascia immediately under the skin.
History [ edit ]
Etymology [ edit ]
The name Buck's fascia is named after
Gurdon Buck, an American plastic surgeon.
Additional images [ edit ]
Dissection of the penis and its surroundings.
Anterior abdominal wall.Intermediate dissection.Anterior view
See also [ edit ]
This article uses anatomical terminology; for an overview, see anatomical terminology.
References [ edit ]
^ Anatomy photo:42:06-0101 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "The Male Perineum and the Penis: Deep Vessels and Nerves of the Penis"
^ "uams" . Retrieved 2007-12-01.
^ "ucd.ie" . Retrieved 2007-12-01.
^ "Buck fascia - definition of Buck fascia". Farlex Ltd . Retrieved June 10, 2013.
^ a b et al, Alan J. Wein (2012). Campbell-Walsh urology / editor-in-chief, Alan J. Wein ; [editors, Louis R. Kavoussi ... et al.]. (10th ed. ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders. ISBN 978-1-4160-6911-9.
^ Kyung Won, PhD. Chung (2005). Gross Anatomy (Board Review). Hagerstown, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. p. 265. ISBN 0-7817-5309-0.
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