Fundiform ligament of Penis Definition
It refers to a thickening of the superficial fascia that stretches from the linea alba of the wall of the lower abdomen. In other words, it is a band of fibrous and elastic fibers that blends with the fascia which surrounds the penis.
The structure is known as ‘Ligamentum fundiforme penis’ in Latin and ‘Ligament fundiforme du pénis’ in French. Sometimes, it is also referred to as ‘Retzius’ band’ of the penis. Although rarely mentioned, the Retzius’ band’ can also be found in females and is known as ‘Fundiform ligament of Clitoris.’
Fundiform ligament of Penis Location
It is superficial to the structure known as Suspensory ligament. It runs from the pubic bone level, moves laterally around the sides of the male penis and finally joins at the base of the penis prior to meeting the septum of the scrotum.
Fundiform ligament of Penis Picture
Here are a couple of images that would help you get an idea about the physical appearance of this structure.
Picture 1 – Fundiform ligament of Penis
Picture 2 – Fundiform ligament of Penis Image