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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However, MRI and cavernosography are mostly recommended to depict discontinuity of the tunica albuginea and diagnose the penile fracture.[sup.6]-[sup.8] The precise diagnosis can be confirmed only after surgical exploration.[sup.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." In such circumstances, confirmatory diagnosis can be achieved through surgical exploration to exclude penile fracture.
Ruptured superficial dorsal vein of the penis masquerading as a penile fracture: Case report.
Rupture of the superficial dorsal vein of the penis. Int J Urol 2005;12:1071-3http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1442-2042.2005.01212.x.

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