Deep artery of the penis

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Artery: 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.
Latin arteria profunda penis
Gray's subject #155 620
Supplies penis
Source internal pudendal artery   
/ Elsevier

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

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.

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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