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Formation of the Urethra

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Formation of the Urethra Amber Tincher Case 12; Anatomy 518 April 18 , 2008
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Development of the Female  Urethra Female urethra is  formed from the lower  portion of the urogenital  sinus Develops endodermal  outgrowths into the  surrounding mesoderm  to form the  urethral  glands  and  paraurethral glands of  Skene  (homologous to  the male prostate gland) Paraurethral glands of  Skene open on each  side to the exernal  urethral orifice
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Development of the Female  Urethra Female urethra ends at  navicular fossa Empties into the  vestibule of the vagina  (formed from the  urogenital sinus) Vestibule of the vagina  develops endodermal  outgrowths into the  surrounding mesoderm  forming the  lesser  vestibular glands  and  the  greater vestibular  glands of Bartholin  (homologous to the  bulbourethral glands of  Cowper in the male)
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Development of the Female  Urethra
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