Dorsal artery of the penis

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Dorsal artery of the penis
Transverse section of the penis. (Dorsal artery visible at top.)
The deeper branches of the internal pudendal artery. (Dorsal artery of penis labeled at upper right.)
Source internal pudendal artery
Vein deep dorsal vein of the penis
Supplies penis
Latin arteria dorsalis penis
TA A12.2.15.044M
FMA 19795
Anatomical terminology

The Dorsal Artery of the Penis is a branch of the internal pudendal artery which ascends between the crus penis and the pubic symphysis, and, piercing the inferior fascia of the urogenital diaphragm, passes between the two layers of the suspensory ligament of the penis, and runs forward on the dorsum of the penis to the glans, where it divides into two branches, which supply the glans and prepuce.

On the penis, it lies between the dorsal nerve and deep dorsal vein, the former being on its lateral side.

It supplies the integument and fibrous sheath of the corpus cavernosum penis, sending branches through the sheath to anastomose with the deep artery of the penis.

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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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