Urogenital Diaphragm

Posterior Free Edge of the Urogenital Diaphragm

The Urogenital Diaphragm is a muscular connective tissue plate. It stretches between the ischiopubic rami. It consists primarily of the deep transverse perinei muscle. Between the urogenital diaphragm and the arcuate ligament of the pubis, a small cleft permits passage of the deep dorsal vein of the penis (or clitoris) to the prostatic (or vesical) venous plexus. At the Posterior Free Edge of the Urogenital Diaphragm, the inferior perineal membrane is continuous with the fascia of the pelvic viscera.