Flashcards in Female urogenital region (dave's notes) Deck (10):
List the components of the female external genitalia
Mons pubis, labia majora, labia minora, clitoris, vaginal vestibule and greater vestibular glands. Analogous to male structures but different in the failure of midline fusion.
Describe the structure of and inferior boundaries of the mons pubis
Hairy skin and subcutaneous fat extending back into the labia major
Describe the labia majora
Fatty cutaneous folds with found ligament ending in the front of each labium. Note anterior and posterior commisure
Descrive the labia minora
Cutaneous folds without fat, providing orifice boundaries and splitting around the clitoris
What analogous structure forms the clitoris?
Two miniature corpus cavernosae
What does the vestibule contains?
The external urethral meatus and orifice and ducts
How does the female perineal membrane differ from the male?
It is wider than the male but is weaker, pierced transversely by the vagina. It provides ishiocavernosus muscle to the clitoris and supports bulbospongiosus muscle.
What glands are found in the vestibule and where?
Greater vestibular glands lie at 4 and 8 o'clock, each with a 2cm duct to a bulbourethral gland
Letter vestibular glands are minute openings between the urethra and vagina
What does the deep perineal pouch contain?
It is traversed by the urethra and vagina and contains urethral sphincters and transverse musles.