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Normal Vulva: Embryology, Anatomy, and Histology

Abstract

The vulva, which is the external genitalia of the female, collectively consists of the mons pubis, labia majora and minora, clitoris, vestibule, greater (Bartholin) and lesser vestibular glands, and vaginal opening (introitus). This chapter describes the gross and microscopic anatomy of the adult, as well as the embryological derivation of the region’s multiple components.

Keywords

  • Embryology
  • Anatomy
  • Female genitalia
  • Histology
  • Normal vulva
  • Mons pubis
  • Labia majora
  • Labia minora
  • Clitoris
  • Vestibule
  • Perineum
  • Greater vestibular glands
  • Lesser vestibular glands
  • Bartholin gland
  • Vaginal opening
  • Introitus

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Velkey, J.M., Hall, A.H.S., Robboy, S.J. (2015). Normal Vulva: Embryology, Anatomy, and Histology. In: Hoang, M., Selim, M. (eds) Vulvar Pathology. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-1807-2_1

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