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Bulbourethral Gland


On dissection, the bulbourethral glands can be found in the deep perineal pouch of the male. They are situated posterolaterally to the membranous urethra and superiorly to the bulb of the penis.

Embryologically the bulbourethral glands are derived from the urogenital sinus, along with the bladder, prostate and urethra. Their development is greatly influenced by DHT (dihydrotestosterone).

The bulbourethral glands are found inferior to the prostate and they sit posterolaterally to the membranous urethra (the smallest section of the urethra, which lies inferior to the prostatic urethra). In other terms, the glands sit at the base of the penis, within the deep pa