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Corpus cavernosum penis
Transverse section of the penis.
Latin corpus cavernosum penis
Gray's subject #262 1248
System
MeSH [1]
The constituent cavernous cylinders of the penis.

The corpus cavernosum penis is one of a pair of sponge-like regions of erectile tissue which contain most of the blood in the penis during penile erection. This is homologous to the corpus cavernosum clitoridis in the female; the body of the penis contains erectile tissue in a pair of corpora cavernosa (literally "cave-like bodies"), with a recognisably similar structure.

Anatomy

The two corpora cavernosa and corpus spongiosum (also kno

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