Artery of bulb of penis

The artery of bulb of penis (artery of the urethral bulb or bulbourethral artery) is a short artery of large caliber which arises from the internal pudendal artery between the two layers of fascia (the superior and inferior) of the urogenital diaphragm. It passes medialward, pierces the inferior fascia of the urogenital diaphragm and gives off branches which ramify in the bulb of the urethra and in the posterior part of the corpus spongiosum.[1]

Artery of bulb of penis
The deeper branches of the internal pudendal artery (artery of bulb of penis labeled as artery of urethral bulb)
Diagram of the arteries of the penis
SourceInternal pudendal artery
VeinVein of bulb of penis
SuppliesBulb of penis
LatinArteria bulbi penis,
arteria bulbi urethrae
Anatomical terminology

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 619 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

  1. "Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body". Archived from the original on 2013-05-02. Retrieved 2013-04-24.

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