Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Male external genitalia and perineum

Deep perineal space; bulbourethral gland and duct in situ

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Male external genitalia and perineum
Deep perineal space; bulbourethral gland and duct in situ
The contents of the deep perineal space or pouch have been dissected. A thin layer of muscle that lay superficial to the bulbourethral gland (9) has been cut away and the gland has been freed of connective tissue.
1 . Corpus cavernosum of penis left
2 . Corpus cavernosum of penis right
3 . Corpus spongiosum of penis
4 . Bulbospongiosus muscle
5 . Ramus of ischium
6 . Upper pointer: Crus of penis Lower pointer: Ischiocavernosus muscle
7 . Bulb of penis (sectioned in midline)
8 . Central tendon of perineum
9 . Bulbourethral gland
10 . Superficial transverse perineal muscle
11 . Deep transverse perineal muscle
12 . Posterior margin of urogenital diaphragm
13 . Upper pointer: Arcuate pubic ligament Lower pointer: Dorsal nerve of the penis
14 . Upper pointer: Dorsal artery of penis Lower pointer: Deep artery of penis
15 . Upper pointer: Spongy part of urethra Middle pointer: Duct of bulbourethral gland Lower pointer: Sphincter muscle of urethra
16 . Perineal artery (pointer at branching of artery of bulb of penis)
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