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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The Bartholin's and Skene's glands were without lesion, as was the external urethral meatus.
The source of urinary PSA is probably a local production (through the periurethral Skene's glands, the kidney and urachal structures, and the urothelium lining the bladder neck and trigone) [8, 12, 13].
One other thought strikes me: there is a pair of glands called Skene's glands at the entrance to the vagina that secrete lubrication.