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Navicular Fossa of Urethra
Urogenital System

Navicular Fossa of Urethra

Fossa navicularis urethrae

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The navicular fossa is the enlarged distal portion of the spongy urethra.

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Anatomical Relations

The navicular fossa is at the distal end of the penis within the glans penis.


The navicular fossa is the final portion of the urethra. Urine and semen pass through here, prior to being expelled from the body through the external urethral orifice.

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The male urethra is a narrow fibromuscular tube that conducts urine and semen from the bladder and ejaculatory ducts, respectively, to the exterior of the body.

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