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Navicular Fossa of Urethra
Urogenital System

Navicular Fossa of Urethra

Fossa navicularis urethrae

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Structure/Morphology

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.

Function

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.

List of Clinical Correlates

—Kidney stones

—Hypospadias

—Urethritis

—Catheterization

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Urethra

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The urethra is a tubular structure roughly similar to bladder, consisting of smooth muscles with connective tissue, submucosa with collagen fibers and microvascularization, and the urethral epithelium.

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