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Buck's fascia

Buck's fascia
The penis in transverse section, showing the blood vessels (Buck's fascia is labeled deep fascia)
Cross section of penis with emphasis on fascial layers
Latin Fascia penis or fascia penis profunda

Buck's fascia (deep fascia of the penis,[1][2] Gallaudet's fascia[3] or fascia of the penis) is a layer of deep fascia covering the three erectile bodies of the penis.[4]

Buck's fascia is continuous with the external spermatic fascia in the scrotum and the suspensory ligament of the penis.

Some sources state that it is a continuation of the deep perineal fascia.[5]

The deep dorsal vein of the penis is inside Buck's fascia, but the superficial dorsal veins of the penis are in the superficial (Dartos) fascia immediately under the skin.


The name Buck's fascia is named after Gurdon Buck, an American plastic surgeon.

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  • maleugtrianglesection)
  • Diagram (flash) at

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