Dorsal nerve of the penis
|Dorsal nerve of the penis|
Pudendal nerve, its course through the lesser sciatic foramen, and branches, including dorsal nerve of the penis at bottom left.
Transverse section of the penis. (Dorsal nerve visible at top.)
|Latin||nervus dorsalis penis|
|Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy|
The dorsal nerve of the penis is the deepest division of the pudendal nerve; it accompanies the internal pudendal artery along the ramus of the ischium; it then runs forward along the margin of the inferior ramus of the pubis, between the superior and inferior layers of the fascia of the urogenital diaphragm.
Piercing the inferior layer it gives a branch to the corpus cavernosum penis, and passes forward, in company with the dorsal artery of the penis, between the layers of the suspensory ligament, on to the dorsum of the penis, and ends on the glans penis.
It innervates the skin of the penis.
Sacral plexus of the right side (dorsal nerve of penis visible at bottom left)
- Anatomy figure: 42:01-02 at Human Anatomy Online, SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "Cross-section of the penis."
- Anatomy image:9466 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center
- Anatomy image:9478 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center
- perineum at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University) (maleugtriangle4)
- figures/chapter_32/32-2.HTM: Basic Human Anatomy at Dartmouth Medical School
- figures/chapter_32/32-3.HTM: Basic Human Anatomy at Dartmouth Medical School
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