The ridged band
is a band of highly innervated and vascularised tissue
that is located just inside the tip of the foreskin
of the human
male near the mucocutaneous boundary
. The ridged band was described by John R. Taylor, M.B.,Ch.B.,MRCPEd, FRCPC, a Canadian pathologist
, and others in an article that was published in 1996
in the British Journal of Urology
The ridged band separates the outer skin of the penis from the inner mucosa. The ridged band contains nerve endings arranged at the crest of rete ridges. The nerve endings resemble Meissner corpuscles or Krause end-bulbs.
The ridged band is invariably excised when a male is circumcised.