Penile Anatomy for the Surgical Pathologist

The penis can be divided into three segments: the root, the shaft, and a distal portion encompassing the glans, coronal (balanopreputial) sulcus, and foreskin1 (Fig. 3.1). The penile root anchors the erectile tissues of the shaft to the pubic arc and perineal membrane. The shaft is composed mainly of three columns of erectile tissue, two dorsally located corpora cavernosa and one ventrally located corpus spongiosum. The distal penis is the most important part from the point of view of surgical pathology because it is the site of origin of the majority of penile tumors.2,3

Dealing With Erectile Dysfunction

Dealing With Erectile Dysfunction

Whether you call it erectile dysfunction, ED, impotence, or any number of slang terms, erection problems are something many men have to face during the course of their lifetimes.

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