dorsal vein of the penis


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dorsal vein of the penis

The superficial or the deep dorsal vein of the penis, each of which is an unpaired (single) midline vein. The superficial dorsal vein empties into the external pudendal vein; the deep dorsal vein drains the erectile tissues and empties into the internal pudendal vein.
See also: vein
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5,9] The few reported cases of rupture of the superficial dorsal vein of the penis sometimes imitate a penile fracture; this rupture is thus sometimes called a "false fracture.
Ruptured superficial dorsal vein of the penis masquerading as a penile fracture: Case report.

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