Skene's glands | definition of Skene's glands by Medical dictionary
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Glands which are rarely seen in human females, but well-studied in rodents, and homologous to the prostate. Skene’s glands may contain psammoma bodies, and if enlarged, require transurethral resection
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These are the glands of the female urethra.
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cysts are rare (incidence between 1/2 074 and 1/7 246).
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.
Touch the vestibule at 1 o'clock and 11 o'clock adjacent to the urethra at the ostia of the Skene's glands
. Then touch the vestibule at 4 o'clock and 8 o'clock at the ostia of the Bartholin's gland.
(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.