History

External urethral sphincter Original section by Salvador Gil Vernet, 1942

10.34057/PPj.2019.38.01.006

  • JOSE MARIA GIL-VERNET VILA

Pelviperineology 2019;38(1):27-27

In the 1940s, Salvador Gil Vernet provided the first description of the external urethral sphincter as a vertically arranged tubular structure, refuting the existence of a plate of muscle arranged transversely between the two ischiopubic rami. An error that was established in atlases and anatomy textbooks until the end of the twentieth century.

Keywords: External urethral sphincter,Histology,Foetus