The mucous membranes (or mucosa) are linings of ectodermic origin, covered in epithelium, that line various body cavities and internal organs. It is at several places continuous with skin: at the nostrils, the lips, the ears, the genitourinary area, and the anus. The viscid secretion of the mucous membranes is termed mucus (note the spelling difference).
The mucosa between the cut-skin edge and corona of glans was stretched and flattened and contrasted sharply with the lax mucosa normally seen at this location (Fig.
Transilluminated mucosa indicating the intense vascularity and prominence of the ridges of the `ridged band'.
Preputial mucosa also lacks the dense collagenous zone seen in most areas of true (skin) dermis and, again unlike true skin of the penile shaft and outer surface of the prepuce, the mucosal surface of the prepuce is completely free of lanugo hair follicles, sweat and sebaceous glands.
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