Buck's fascia

Buck's fascia (deep fascia of the penis,[1][2] Gallaudet's fascia[3] or fascia of the penis) is a layer of deep fascia covering the three erectile bodies of the penis.[4]

Buck's fascia
The penis in transverse section, showing the blood vessels (Buck's fascia is labeled deep fascia)
Cross section of penis with emphasis on fascial layers
LatinFascia penis or fascia penis profunda
Anatomical terminology


Buck's fascia is continuous with the external spermatic fascia in the scrotum and the suspensory ligament of the penis.

On its ventral aspect, it splits to envelop corpus spongiosum in a separate compartment from the tunica albuginea and corporal bodies.[5]


Sources differ on its proximal extent. Some state that it is a continuation of the deep perineal fascia,[6] whereas others state that it fuses with the tunical albuginea.[5]


The deep dorsal vein of the penis, the cavernosal veins of the penis, and the para-arterial veins of the penis are inside Buck's fascia, but the superficial dorsal veins of the penis are in the superficial (dartos) fascia immediately under the skin.



The name Buck's fascia is named after Gurdon Buck, an American plastic surgeon.

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See also


  1. Anatomy photo:42:06-0101 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "The Male Perineum and the Penis: Deep Vessels and Nerves of the Penis"
  2. "uams". Retrieved 2007-12-01.
  3. "ucd.ie". Retrieved 2007-12-01.
  4. "Buck fascia – definition of Buck fascia". Farlex Ltd. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
  5. Campbell, Meredith Fairfax; Wein, Alan J.; Kavoussi, Louis R.; McDougal, W. Scott; Partin, Alan W.; Peters, Craig A. (2007). Wein, Alan J.; Kavoussi, Louis R. (eds.). Campbell-Walsh Urology . W.B. Saunders. p. 65. ISBN 9781416029663.
  6. Kyung Won, PhD. Chung (2005). Gross Anatomy (Board Review). Hagerstown, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. p. 265. ISBN 0-7817-5309-0.
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