urethral meatus


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urethral meatus

External opening of the urethra.
Synonym: urinary meatus; meatus urinarius
See also: meatus

Urethral meatus

This is the external opening of the urethra.
Mentioned in: Pelvic Exam
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Distant from the vaginal opening, the 4X4 cm perineal mass extended in the anteroinferior direction from the urethral meatus. As the mass extended towards both the urethra and front of the vagina, it appeared to be excisable.
At the end of the study, the photos of the 105 patients were analyzed by three different investigators to formulate a classification in five different types of urethral meatus (Figure 1).
Hypospadias is a congenital malformation of the urethra in which external urethral meatus opens on the ventral surface of the penis and it is associated with absence of distal urethra and corpus spongiosum.
Measurements were taken from the bladder neck to the urethral meatus as well as from the external sphincter to the urethral meatus.
The Bartholin's and Skene's glands were without lesion as was the external urethral meatus. Speculum examination revealed a pink mucosa and the cervix was without erosion or discharge.
These factors lead to the abnormal penile development resulting in displacement of the urethral meatus proximal to its physiological position along the penile shaft, perineum or scrotum 12.
It originates from the posterior wall of the urethra and protrudes from the external urethral meatus. These lesions have high visibility and are usually smaller than 1 cm (1).
Caption: FIGURE 2: (a) A 3-Fr ureteric catheter is blocked at the obstruction point at 1 cm from urethral meatus (arrow); also note the midline scar of previous surgery and suprapubic catheter; (b) the black arrow point to the fibrotic site obstructing the urethra.
It revealed an oval-shaped mass protruding from the external urethral meatus. [Fig.
Background: Human papillomavirus (HPV)--induced lesions rarely develop in the urethral meatus (UM); however, their eradication can be problematic.
Regarding the shape of the external urethral meatus, after TIP urethroplasty, vertically positioned and rounded external urethral meatus was seen in 22 (73.33%) and 07 (23.33%) patients respectively, while in 01 (3.33%) patient complete repair disruption had occurred.
The dissection established the presence of the G-spot, a well-delineated sac structure located on the dorsal (back) perineal membrane, 16.5 mm from the upper part of the urethral meatus, creating a 35 degree angle with the lateral (side) border of the urethra.