Novel Histologic Finding: Adipose Tissue Is Prevalent Within Penile Tunica Albuginea and Corpora Cavernosa: An Anatomic Study of 63 Specimens and Considerations for Cancer Invasion.
- Ingrid M Rodriguez,
- Martin Cuevas,
- Arturo Silvero,
- Sofía Cañete-Portillo,
- Diego F Sanchez,
- Jose Barreto,
- Antonio L Cubilla
Am J Surg Pathol 2017 Sep 15. Epub 2017 Sep 15.
*Pathology and Research Institute †School of Medicine, National University of Asunción, Asunción, Paraguay.
Adipose tissue, along with arteries, veins, and peripheral nerves, is a normal constituent of mesenchymal tissues encasing the corpora cavernosa at the level of the penile shaft, variously designated as penile fascia or Bucks fascia. To our knowledge, the presence of fat has not been previously reported within the corpora cavernosa. One or 2 transversal histologic sections at the level of the surgical margin at the shaft of 63 consecutive partial penectomy specimens for squamous cell carcinoma were evaluated. Read More