The Penis

  • Abraham T. K. Cockett
  • Ken Koshiba
Part of the Comprehensive Manuals of Surgical Specialties book series (CMSS)


The penis is a pendulous, erectile organ with a posterior fixed root, and is supported by the suspensory ligament, an extension of the linea alba. The main erectile body of the penis is composed of three cylinder-like masses of cavernous tissue—the left and right cavernous bodies and the spongy body of the urethra (Fig. 1).


Catheter Rubber Tate Erythromycin Alba 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abraham T. K. Cockett
    • 1
  • Ken Koshiba
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Urologic Surgery, Department of SurgeryThe University of Rochester, School of Medicine and DentistryRochesterUSA
  2. 2.Department of UrologyThe Kitasato University, School of MedicineSagamiharaJapan

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