Identification of communicating branches among the dorsal, perineal and cavernous nerves of the penis

YÜCEL S. , Baskin L.

JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, vol.170, no.1, pp.153-158, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 170 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.ju.0000072061.84121.7d
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF UROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.153-158
  • Keywords: penis, penile erection, nervous system physiology, nitric-oxide synthase, fetus, RADICAL PROSTATECTOMY, INNERVATION, ANATOMY, NEUROPEPTIDES


Purpose: The mechanism of human erection requires the coordination of an intact neuronal system that includes the cavernous, perineal, and dorsal nerves of the penis. We defined the communication of these 3 nerves that travel under the pubic arch using specific neuronal immunohistochemical staining and 3-dimensional reconstruction imaging technique.