Verumontanum

Dr Daniel J Bell and Dr Craig Hacking et al.

The verumontanum or seminal colliculus is the rounded eminence of the urethral crest within the posterior wall of the mid prostatic urethra. The prostatic utricle opens into it in the midline and the two ejaculatory ducts open just distal to the utricle. On either side of it lie the prostatic sinuses, where numerous prostatic ducts drain.

Clinical significance

Urologists use the verumontanum as a surgical landmark, during transurethral resection for the prostate (TURP), to locate the urethral sphincter 2

Anatomy: Abdominopelvic
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Article information

rID: 58890
System: Urogenital
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • seminal colliculus

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