Prostate Cancer Imaging
The prostate is an exocrine gland that is part of the male reproductive system. It is located in the pelvis, just below the urinary bladder and anterior to the rectum surrounding the prostatic segment of the urethra. Its shape is described as an “inverted pyramid,” with the widest portion situated cranially (prostatic base) and its narrowest portion caudally (prostatic apex). Between the prostatic base and apex lies the “midgland.” Its function is to contribute to semen production, together with the seminal vesicles and testes, and it also plays a role in male ejaculation.
KeywordsProstate Cancer Seminal Vesicle Exocrine Gland Male Reproductive System Seminal Vesicle Invasion
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