Deep artery of the penis

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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.
Source internal pudendal artery
Supplies penis
Latin arteria profunda penis
TA A12.2.15.045M
FMA 19794
Anatomical terminology

The deep artery of the penis (artery to the corpus cavernosum), one of the terminal branches of the internal pudendal, arises from that vessel while it is situated between the two fasciæ of the urogenital diaphragm (deep perineal pouch).

It pierces the inferior fascia, and, entering the crus penis obliquely, runs forward in the center of the corpus cavernosum penis, to which its branches are distributed.

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

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