male urethra


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male u·re·thra

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a canal about 20-cm long that opens at the extremity of the glans penis; except for the intramural and upper prostatic parts, it gives passage to the spermatic fluid as well as urine; components include the intramural, prostatic, intermediate, and spongy urethrae.
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Penis and male urethra.Principles and practice of radiation oncology 1992; chapter 53:1135-42.
Coordinated chemoradiation therapy with genital preservation for the treatment of primary invasive carcinoma of the male urethra. J Urol 2008; 179:536-41.
Avner assumes that the long male urethra will protect the boys from a UTI even if they have vesicoureteral reflux.
Ekbom, Adami, Trichopoulos, and their colleagues have studied cancer of the prostate, a walnut-sized gland that surrounds the male urethra. Prostate cancer kills more than 41,000 men in the United States each year, yet researchers have very few clues to its origins.
The longer male urethra also provides convenience when the urge to pee is overwhelming and only a tree or fire hydrant is at hand.
The HPV infection, usually manifested by the development of condyloma (warts) primarily of the external genitalia, cervix or male urethra, is easily treated in both men and women.
Various diseases affect the male urethra. Strictures due to urethritis induced by sexually and non-sexually transmitted infection, trauma, congenital and iatrogenic causes are common.
Viglietta, "Ultrasonography in syringocele of the male urethra (ultrasound-urethrography)," La Radiologia Medica, vol.
BPH, also known as enlarged prostate, is a medical condition in which the prostate gland that surrounds the male urethra becomes enlarged with advancing age and begins to obstruct the urinary system.
These modalities are described to facilitate evacuation of larger stone fragments including the use of a resectoscope with a stone basket5 the Urovac bladder evacuator attaching to the standard 30F Amplatz working sheath the use of an Amplatz sheath through the male urethra and using a laparoscopic entrapment sac.56 All###these approaches typically use resectoscope or nephroscope larger than 26F and the urethra dilatation is performed to 30F.