Paraurethral duct

Dr Daniel J Bell et al.

The paraurethral ducts (or Skene ducts) drain the paraurethral glands of the female urethra. There is one duct, draining each gland, on each side, just proximal to the external urethral meatus.

History and etymology 

Skene ducts are named after the Scottish-American gynecologist Alexander Johnston Chalmers Skene (1838-1900) 2.

Related pathology

Anatomy: Abdominopelvic

Anatomy: Abdominopelvic

Article information

rID: 61106
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Paraurethral ducts
  • Skene ducts
  • Skene's ducts
  • Skene's duct
  • Skene duct

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