female urethra


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[TA]
a canal about 4 cm long passing from the bladder, in close relation with the anterior wall of the vagina and having a long axis that parallels that of the vagina, opening in the vestibule of the vagina posterior to the clitoris and anterior to the vaginal orifice.

female urethra

a canal about 3.7 cm long, extending from the neck of the bladder above the anterior vaginal wall to the urinary meatus.

fe·male u·re·thra

(fēmāl yūr-ēthră) [TA]
A 4-cm canal passing from the bladder, close to the anterior vaginal wall and with a long axis that parallels that of the vagina, opening in the vaginal vestibule posterior to the clitoris and anterior to the vaginal orifice.
Synonym(s): urethra feminina [TA] , urethra muliebris.

urethra

the tubular passage through which urine is discharged from the bladder to the exterior via the external urinary meatus. In males the urethra also conveys the secretions of the reproductive organs.

female urethra
runs ventrally to the reproductive tract, opening in its ventral wall at the junction of the vagina and the vestibule; at its entrance it may be joined with a diverticulum (cow, sow) or a hummock (bitch).
incomplete urethra
see urethral atresia.
male urethra
consists of pelvic (bladder to entrance to penis) and penile or spongy part; the deferent and vesicular ducts enter the pelvic urethra soon after it leaves the bladder.
penile urethra
that part of the male urethra which passes through the penis; called also spongy urethra.
prosthetic urethra
limited use in male cats with urethral obstruction or stricture; some serious disadvantages and surgical perineal urethrostomy the preferred treatment.
spongy urethra
that part of the urethra surrounded by erectile tissue; called also penile urethra.
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Leiomyoma of the female urethra with upper tract dilatation and treatment with transurethral resection: A case report and literature review.
Leiomyoma of the female urethra and bladder: report of twenty-three patients and review of the literature.
Leiomyoma of the female urethra and bladder: a report of five cases and review of the literature.
Most neoplasms of the female urethra are squamous cell carcinoma (60%), followed by transitional cell carcinoma (20%), adenocarcinoma (10%), undifferentiated tumors (8%) and melanoma (2%).
Although the etiology of this disease has not yet been established, it is the most common benign tumour of the female urethra.
The fate of retained female urethra is a relatively new concept given that urethrectomy was routinely performed en bloc with the bladder and anterior vaginal wall.