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Buck's fascia

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TA  A09.4.01.026
FMA  19641
Buck's fascia
Latin  Fascia penis or fascia penis profunda

Buck's fascia (deep fascia of the penis, Gallaudet's fascia or fascia of the penis) is a layer of deep fascia covering the three erectile bodies of the penis.

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Structure

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.65

Variation

Sources differ on its proximal extent. Some state that it is a continuation of the deep perineal fascia, whereas others state that it fuses with the tunical albuginea. 65

Function

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

Etymology

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

References

Buck's fascia Wikipedia


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