hymen

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The hymen marks the embryological boundary between:

  • Mullerian-derived structures superiorly, and
  • structures derived from the urogenital sinus inferiorly

In the virgin, there is a central perforation of varying size.

The hymen is ruptured during coitus and childbirth.

Hymenal tags are called carunculae myrtiformes.

Last reviewed 01/2018

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