Corpus Cavernosum

Two sausage-like blood filled tubes, the corpora cavernosum, form the erectile tissue of the penis. Each corpus cavernosum sits on either side of and above the urethra (urine tube) in the penis. When the penis becomes erect it is due to the corpora cavernosa becoming engorged with blood under pressure.

A small remnant of the corpora cavernosum is also found in a woman’s clitoris.

Corpus Cavernosum


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(Last modified: 15th Oct 2014)

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