corpus cavernosum

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corpus cavernosum

[′kȯr·pəs ‚ka·vər′nō·səm]
(anatomy)
The cylinder of erectile tissue forming the clitoris in the female and the penis in the male.
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The sequence includes nerve impulses in the brain, spinal column, and area around the penis, and response in muscles, fibrous tissues, veins, and arteries in and near the corpora cavernosa.
In contrast, penile &tumescence (the usual flaccid state of the penis) is maintained by the action of nerves that release norepinephrine onto post-synaptic alpha-1 adrenergic receptors to maintain tonic contraction of the smooth muscle of the corpora cavernosa.
Injury to the penis, spinal cord, prostate, bladder, and pelvis can lead to impotence by harming nerves, smooth muscles, arteries, and fibrous tissues of the corpora cavernosa.
The arteries feeding the sacs open up and shoot blood into the corpora cavernosa.
Penile malignancy was suspected, and so he was referred to the supra-regional penile cancer centre, where it was determined that malignancy with corpora cavernosa invasion was the most likely diagnosis.
The penis is essentially composed of 3 cylindrical tubes - the paired corpora cavernosa and the urethra, housing the corpus spongiosum, which also forms the glans penis.
Doppler ultrasonography of the penis showed a well-vascularized corpora cavernosa with absence of flow in the corpus spongiosum.
They travel posterolaterally along the prostate and enter the corpora cavernosa and corpus spongiosum by piercing the urogenital diaphragm about 5 mm lateral to the urethral sphincter.
In complete transaction both corpora cavernosa and the urethra are involved.
Penile MRI can be enhanced with intracavernosal injection to produce superior imaging of the tunica albuginea and corpora cavernosa, and demonstrate deformities specific to erections.
Surgical treatment of deformity and coital difficulty in healed traumatic rupture of the corpora cavernosa.
The glans penis was viable, but the urethra, the corpus spongiosum and corpora cavernosa were necrotic and a penectomy was performed.