Deep artery of the penis

The deep artery of the penis (artery to the corpus cavernosum), one of the terminal branches of the internal pudendal, arises from that vessel while it is situated between the two fasciæ of the urogenital diaphragm (deep perineal pouch).

Deep artery of the penis
The deeper branches of the internal pudendal artery. (Deep artery of penis labeled at center left.)
Diagram of the arteries of the penis.
Sourceinternal pudendal artery
Latinarteria profunda penis
Anatomical terminology

It pierces the inferior fascia, and, entering the crus penis obliquely, runs forward in the center of the corpus cavernosum penis, to which its branches are distributed.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 620 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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