Vagina and Vulva

Vagina

  • Fibromuscular tube extending from the vestibule of the vulva to the cervix
  • Anterior wall is ~10cm long and posterior wall ~15cm, but normally they are in contact
    • The walls have
      • Outer connective tissue layer to which ligaments are attached, containing lymphovascular structures
      • Muscular layer consisting of an outer longitudinal layer and in circular layer of muscles
      • Epithelial layer (stratified squamous epithelium)- contains no glands but rich in glycogen

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Vulva

Vagina
vagina-anatomy

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