Understanding the Male Anatomy (cont.)
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The urethra is surrounded by the corpus spongiosum, one of the cylindrical spaces of soft tissue of the penis described earlier. In men, the urethra provides a dual purpose:
Scar tissue in this passage, called strictures, can cause urinary difficulty.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/16/2014
Stephen W Leslie, MD, FACS