corpus spongiosum


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corpus spongiosum

[spon′jē·ō′səm]
one of the cylinders of spongy tissue, with the corpora cavernosa, on the dorsum of the penis, erectile tissue, from bulb to glans. It contains the urethra and erectile tissue within labia minora.

corpus spongiosum

A cylindrical mass of spongy tissue that surrounds the male urethra and maintains it in an opened position, which allows the urethra to act as a conduit for semen during ejaculation.

corpus spongiosum

Erectile tissue surrounding the male urethra inside the shaft of the penis.
See: penis for illus
See also: corpus

corpus spongiosum

a median mass of erectile tissue in the mammalian penis. See also CORPUS CAVERNOSUM.
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10) The surrounding anatomic structures vary by location within the urethra but include the subepithelial connective tissue, corpus spongiosum, corpus cavernosum, prostate, periurethral muscle, extraprostatic soft tissue, anterior vagina, bladder neck, or other adjacent organs.
In light of the risk factor during the pregnancy and the fact that the patient was born with congenital hypoplasia of corpus spongiosum, we speculate that the IUD in the mother's uterus might be related to the birth defect and ultimately to the spontaneous ventral urethral fistula.
A preoperative magnetic resonance imaging revealed a mass centred in the glans penis, involving distal ends of both corpora cavernosa and the corpus spongiosum - causing urethral obstruction (Fig.
It was our routine to only send corpus spongiosum for pathologic analysis for anastomotic urethroplasties.
Pathologic analysis demonstrated a high-grade urothelial carcinoma with extensive invasion of the corpus spongiosum and lymphovascular invasion.