membranous urethra


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Related to membranous urethra: Male urethra, Prostatic urethra, Spongy urethra

membranous urethra

[′mem‚brə·nəs yu̇′rē·thrə]
(anatomy)
The part of the urethra between the two facial layers of the urogenital diaphragm.
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Contradictorily, we observed that an excessively long membranous urethra compared to the urethral length on preoperative MRI was predictive of poorer postoperative continence recovery, the significance of which needs be clarified by further studies possibly integrating the evaluation of the functional status of the urethra.