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Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Male external genitalia and perineum

Suspensory ligament of penis, left lateral view

Image #167-5


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Male external genitalia and perineum
Suspensory ligament of penis, left lateral view
The specimen shown in the preceding view has been turned to expose the left side of the penis. The suspensory ligament (1) is continuous inferiorly with the deep fascia of the penis. It also receives parts of the insertions of the ischiocavernosus and bulbospongiosus muscles (18). The thick tunica albuginea of the left crus of the penis has been removed to reveal the erectile tissue of the crus.
1 . Suspensory ligament of the penis
2 . Dorsal nerve of the penis
3 . Corpus spongiosum of penis
4 . Corpus cavernosum of penis (covered by tunica albuginea)
5 . Deep (Buck's) fascia of penis
6 . Superficial penile fascia
7 . Upper pointer: Cut edge of tunica albuginea Lower pointer: Erectile tissue of crus of penis
8 . Bulbospongiosus muscle
9 . Bulb of penis
10 . Perineal membrane
11 . External anal sphincter muscle
12 . Ramus of ischium
13 . Tendon of origin of adductor longus muscle
14 . Spermatic cord (cut across)
15 . Inguinal ligament
16 . Pectineus muscle
17 . Body of pubic bone (periosteum intact)
18 . Upper pointer: Insertion of bulbospongiosus muscle Lower pointer: Insertion of Ischiocavernosus muscle
19 . Obturator nerve (emerging from obturator canal)
20 . Obturator artery
21 . Inferior pubic ramus
22 . Obturator membrane