Skene glands

Skene glands are female paraurethral glands that secrete mucus during sexual activity. They are homologous to the male prostate gland.

If the Skene duct becomes obstructed (inflammation, inspissated mucus), then a Skene duct cyst may result.

Abdominal and pelvic anatomy
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Article information

rID: 41771
System: Urogenital
Section: Anatomy
Tag: urethra
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Skene ducts
  • Skene's glands
  • Skene's ducts
  • Skene gland

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