Skene gland


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to Skene gland: Skene duct, Bartholin gland

Skene gland

Any of the glands lying just inside of and on the posterior area of the urethra in the female. If the margins of the urethra are drawn apart and the mucous membrane gently everted, the two small openings of the Skene tubules or glands, one on each side of the floor of the urethra, become visible. Trauma frequently causes a gaping of the urethra and ectropion of the mucous membrane. In acute gonorrhea, these glands are almost always infected.
Synonym: paraurethral gland
References in periodicals archive ?
This case report points out that under normal circumstances, the Skene gland does not contribute significantly to serum PSA concentrations as was also confirmed in males (25).