Subcutaneous tissue of penis

The subcutaneous tissue of penis (or superficial penile fascia) is continuous above with the fascia of Scarpa, and below with the dartos tunic of the scrotum and the fascia of Colles.

Subcutaneous tissue of penis
The penis in transverse section, showing the blood vessels. (Superficial fascia labeled at center left.)
Latintela subcutanea penis
Anatomical terminology

It is sometimes just called the "dartos layer".[1]

It attaches at the intersection of the body and glans.[2]

The term "superficial penile fascia" is more common, but "subcutaneous tissue of penis" is the term used by Terminologia Anatomica.

See also


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 1249 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

  1. "Neuroanatomy of the penile portion of the human dorsal nerve of the penis". Retrieved 2007-11-25.
  2. Leonard, Robert D. Human Gross Anatomy: An Outline Text. Oxford University Press, USA. p. 135. ISBN 0-19-509003-9.

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