Flashcards in Female urethra (dave's notes) Deck (10):
Describe the length and anatomical location of the female urethra
4cm long with all except the upper most part embedded within the anterior wall of the vagina.
Where is the female urethral orifice found?
2.5cm behind the clitoris
Describe the internal sphincter of the female urethra
There is no internal sphincter
Describe the blood supply of the female urethra
Inferior vesical and uterine arteries
Describe the lymphatic drainage of the female urethra
Mainly to the internal iliac nodes + external iliac nodes
Describe the nerve supply of the female urethra
From the iliohypogastric plexus and the perineal nerve
Describe the histological structure of the female urethra
There is a longitudinal layer of visceral muscle with mucous membrane lined with transitional epithelium
What glands are found in or near the urethra, and where? What is their comparison in men?
Scattered mucous glands of Skene are found throughout the mucous membrane of the urethra, comparable to the prostate.
What forms the urethral sphincter? Where is it found?
The external urethral sphincter is found outside the visceral muscle, which is thickest in the middle of the urethra