- Deep dorsal vein of the penis
Vein: Dorsal veins of the penis The penis in transverse section, showing the bloodvessels. Transverse section of the penis. Latin vena dorsalis profunda penis Gray's subject #173 676 Drains from penis Drains to Prostatic venous plexus Artery dorsal artery of the penis
The deep dorsal vein of the penis lies beneath the deep fascia of the penis; it receives the blood from the glans penis and corpora cavernosa penis and courses backward in the middle line between the dorsal arteries; near the root of the penis it passes between the two parts of the suspensory ligament and then through an aperture between the arcuate pubic ligament and the transverse ligament of the pelvis, and divides into two branches, which enter the pudendal plexus.
The deep vein also communicates below the pubic symphysis with the internal pudendal vein.
Erect circumcised penis. The superficial dorsal vein of the penis is clearly visible. The deep dorsal vein is just medial (towards the middle) to this vein.
- deep+dorsal+vein+of+penis at eMedicine Dictionary
- SUNY Figs 42:06-02 - "Male urogenital diaphragm."
- perineum at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University) (maleugtriangle4)
Veins of the abdomen and pelvis (TA A12.3.09–10, 12, GA 7.672) To azygos system IVC
(Systemic)To IVC or left renal veinUnpairedinferior gluteal · obturator · uterine ♀ (uterine plexus ♀) · vesical (vesical plexus, prostatic plexus ♂, deep of penis ♂/clitoris ♀, posterior scrotal ♂/labial ♀) · vaginal plexus/vein ♀ · middle rectal · internal pudendal (inferior rectal, bulb of penis ♂/vestibule ♀) · rectal plexus
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