Fascia of Colles
|Fascia of Colles|
The perineum. The integument and superficial layer of superficial fascia reflected (deep layer of superficial fascia labeled at center)
|Latin||Membranous layer perinei|
The membranous layer of the superficial fascia of the perineum (Colles' fascia) is the deeper layer (membranous layer) of the superficial perineal fascia. It is thin, aponeurotic in structure, and of considerable strength, serving to bind down the muscles of the root of the penis. Colles' fascia emerges from the perineal membrane, which divides the base of the penis from the prostate. Colles' fascia emerges from the inferior side of the perineal membrane and continues along the ventral (inferior) penis without covering the scrotum. It separates the skin and subcutaneous fat from the superficial perineal pouch.
This fascia not only covers the muscles in this region, but at its back part sends upward a vertical septum from its deep surface, which separates the posterior portion of the subjacent space into two.
- synd/2155 at Who Named It?
- perineum at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University) (maleugtriangle1, maleugtrianglesection)
- Anatomy photo:35:03-0100 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "Anterior Abdominal Wall: Layers of the Superficial Fascia"
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