Skene's glands | definition of Skene's glands by Medical dictionary
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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.
These are the glands of the female urethra.
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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.