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Anterior vaginal wall repair (surgical treatment of urinary incontinence) - series—Normal anatomy

Normal anatomy

Overview

The vaginal opening lies just below the urethral opening, and just above the anal opening. The urethral opening, through which urine passes, leads to the bladder. The anus leads to the rectum. The vaginal opening leads to the vaginal canal, which leads to the uterus.

Review Date 5/23/2016

Updated by: Jennifer Sobol, DO, urologist with the Michigan Institute of Urology, West Bloomfield, MI. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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