, Volume 23, Issue 2, pp 135-137
Date: 08 Sep 2011

Skene’s gland revisited: function, dysfunction and the G spot

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Despite Skene’s gland being described over 300 years ago, and the frequent performance of surgery on and around these glands, it is remarkable how little we know about what they do and potential problems associated with them. Infection in these glands was described with gonorrhoeal infection in 1672 by Regnier de Graaf (1641–1693), which was long before Skene [1] described them in 1880. Controversy exists on the function of Skene’s glands, their role in sexual function, female orgasm and ejaculation, and even their anatomy. What is their role in the causation of urogynecological symptoms such as urethral pain and sexual dysfunction? Urogynaecological surgery in this area is commonplace for the treatment of urethral or paraurethral pathology, urinary incontinence or vaginal prolapse. What effect can this have on their function and sexual function more generally?

In a histopathological study Wernert et al. [2] described Skene’s gland as a group of glands arranged in long ductal structures ...

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