Artery of the urethral bulb
|Artery: Artery of the urethral bulb|
|The deeper branches of the internal pudendal artery. (Artery of urethral bulb labeled at center left.)|
|Diagram of the arteries of the penis.|
|Latin||arteria bulbi penis, arteria bulbi urethrae|
|Gray's||subject #155 619|
|Supplies||Bulb of penis|
|Source||internal pudendal artery|
The artery of the urethral bulb (artery of bulb of penis, bulbourethral artery) is a short vessel of large caliber which arises from the internal pudendal between the two layers of fascia 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 cavernosum urethrae.
It gives off a small branch to the bulbo-urethral gland.
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Arteries of torso - abdomen
(superior vesical, to ductus deferens) – inferior vesical – middle rectal – uterine (azygos of the vagina) – vaginal – obturator (anterior branch, posterior branch) – internal pudendal (inferior rectal, perineal, artery of the urethral bulb, urethral, deep artery of the penis, dorsal artery of the penis) – inferior gluteal (accompanying of ischiadic nerve, crucial anastomosis)
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