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Relating to the urethra.
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(u-re'thra) [Gr. ourethra]
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The tube for the discharge of urine extending from the bladder to the outside. In females, its orifice lies in the vestibule between the vagina and clitoris; in males, the urethra passes through the prostate gland and the penis, opening at the tip of the glans penis. In males, it serves as the passage for semen as well as urine. Its lining, the mucosa, is thrown into folds and contains the openings of the urethral glands. Surrounding the mucosa is a lamina propria containing many elastic fibers and blood vessels, outside of which is an indefinite muscular layer. See: penis; illustration

urethra muliebris

The female urethra.

urethra virilis

The male urethra.
urethral (u-re'thral), adjective
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Pertaining to the URETHRA.
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Rupture of the corpus spongiosum and/or urethral fistula, compression of the corpus cavernosum, and distal anesthesia.
Of the three patients with urethral fistula one healed with conservative management while 2 (11.1%) required second procedure.
Urethral fistula closures involve excision and closure of the fistula with adequate dartos flap coverage after excluding distal urethral stenosis.
current discharging sinus, nodule or urethral fistula.
The HOSE is a validated scoring system that incorporates the evaluation of meatal location and shape, urinary stream, straightness of erection, presence and complexity of urethral fistula. (6)
At each visit, history was taken and systemic and local examinations done for any urethral fistula, rotational deformity, disruption or stricture formation.
Sutcliffe and colleagues (2007) reported an average hospital stay of 11 days following the procedure, and complications in 32 FTM patients studied included one case of severe hematoma, two cases of urethral stricture, and three cases of urethral fistula. Urethral lengthening requires placement of a suprapubic catheter until the new urethra is patent, and is usually removed during the first week of post-operative hospitalization (Bowman & Goldberg, 2006).
This anomaly may be accompanied by various pathological conditions including hypospadias epispadias anterior urethral valve lacuna manga prostatic urethral polyps megalo-urethra syringocele (dilated Cowper gland) and congenital urethral fistula.5
The exclusion criteria were: a previous pelvic or vaginal operation, predominant urge incontinence, pelvic or systemic infection, inguinal or vulvar abscess, pregnancy, urinary tract obstruction or renal insufficiency, pelvic pain (unrelated to prolapse), vaginal bleeding of unknown etiology, blood coagulation disorders, pelvic malignancy or previous radiation of the pelvic area, vaginal erosion or severe vaginal atrophy, vaginal or urethral fistula, and known allergy to the suture material.
Conclusions: Circumferential incision around the fistula opening, tension free closure with fine PDS suture is the key for successful treatment of urethral fistula.