Skene's glands


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Skene's glands

[skēnz]
Etymology: Alexander J.C. Skene, American gynecologist, 1838-1900
the largest of the glands opening into the urethra of women. They contain ducts that open immediately within the urethral orifice.

Skene's glands

These are the glands of the female urethra.
Mentioned in: Pelvic Exam
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Congential diverticula may also exist in females and are attributed to congenital anomalies including Skene's gland cysts or an ectopic ureter draining into a Gartner's duct cyst.
2) The differential diagnosis includes submucosal cysts, abscess of Skene's glands, or injected collagen into the periurethral region for the treatment of urinary incontinence.
It produces responses in both the clitoris and Skene's glands, found in the upper wall of the vagina.