|General Gross Description|
External genitalia can be defined to extend anteriorly to include the mons pubis, posteriorly to the anus, laterally to the inguinal-gluteal folds. Includes the mons pubis, the clitoris, the labia minora and majora, the hymen, Bartholins's and Skene's glands and ducts and the vaginal introitus.
Arterial supply: internal pudendal artery which is terminal branch of the internal iliac artery.
Lymphatics: superficial inguinal node group with many anastamoses across the midline
|General Microscopic Description|
Keratinized stratified squamous epithelium with skin appendages and hair on lateral aspect of labia minora and labia majora
Medial aspect of the labia minora is non-keratinizing and lacks skin appendages.
Histology for Pathologists. Sternberg SS ed. New York: Raven Press, 1992.
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|Synopsis by: Melinda Sanders M.D. (T80100M00100)