female prostate

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fe·male pros·tate

term sometimes applied to the periurethral glands in the upper part of the urethra in the female.

female prostate

A region of glandular tissue located around the female urethra that triggers the release of fluid via the urethra and possibly also the vagina wall during orgasm. “Skene’s glands” is the term preferred by most health professionals.
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Glans cancer frequently arises from the periurethral glands of Littre, bulbar Cowper, and sweat glands.
The etiology of acquired urethral diverticula is recurrent infection of the periurethral glands with obstruction, suburethral abscess formation, and rupture of the glands into the urethral lumen.
3,5) Evidence of prostatic differentiation has been reported within the periurethral glands of Littre along the entire length of the urethra, (4) as well in cystitis cystica/glandularis in 1 study, (15) suggesting that a metaplastic origin of EPT from these entities may be plausible.
An acquired urethral diverticulum is the sequelae of infection in the periurethral glands that progresses to fistulization into the urethra.
Although some may be congenital, most cases are thought to be acquired secondary to rupture of infected periurethral glands into the urethral lumen.
6) The distinct predominance of adenocarcinoma may support the "acquired" nature of most female diverticula and their origin from the periurethral glands.
But it now appears that the most likely cause of urethral diverticula is infection and obstruction of the periurethral glands with subsequent cyst formation and rupture, Dr.
Immunoreactive prostatic specific antigen in male periurethral glands.
An analysis of urinary prostatic specific antigen before and after radical prostatectomy: evidence for secretion of prostatic specific antigen by the periurethral glands.
Although a placental origin of PSA during pregnancy has not yet been investigated, possible sources of maternal serum PSA may include diffusion from amniotic fluid, production by the periurethral glands [15-17], and secretion from breast tissue in response to steroid stimulation during pregnancy [18].
Immunoreactive prostate specific antigen in male periurethral glands.