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.

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.
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Primary malignant melanoma of the female urethra. Korean J Urol 2012; 53: 206-8.
Leiomyoma of the female urethra. J Urol 1973;109:430-431.
Outcome of surgical treatment for primary malignant melanoma of the female urethra. J Urol.
Adenocarcinoma of the female urethra comprises only 10% of all primary urethral malignancies in women and is hypothesized to originate from Skene's glands, paraurethral ducts, or glandular metaplasia of the urothelium (3).
either it may be due to weekend anatomic support to the urethrovesical segment or due to deficiency of intrinsic sphincter of female urethra. .
MR Imaging of the male and female urethra. RadioGraphics.
Because the opening of the female urethra is located within the vulvar vestibule, insertion of urinary catheters into females offers a greater technical challenge than catheterization of male patients.
"The female urethra is short, it's a straight tube, more or less, and its opening can distend.
CHICAGO -- Autologous stem cells injected into the female urethra and urethral sphincter can stop urinary leakage for up to 2 years, according to new research.
THE reason women get cystitis more often than men is that the female urethra - the tube from the bladder to the outside - is much shorter.
The coil for imaging the female urethra is placed in the urethra after a standard MR exam.