Prostate Anatomy Apex at Anatomy

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Prostate Anatomy Apex. The prostate is a small gland, about the size of a walnut that sits at the base of the bladder. Primarily, this gland serves the function of secreting fluid that nourishes sperm and keeps it safe.

Figure 1 from Central zone carcinoma of the prostate gland
Figure 1 from Central zone carcinoma of the prostate gland from www.semanticscholar.org

It is oriented as if the observer were positioned to the right of the patient, looking through them sagittally, in cross section. The posterior surface is separated from the rectum by the rectovesical septum (denonvillier’s fascia) The rectum is located posteriorly (r) and is distended by an endorectal coil.

Figure 1 from Central zone carcinoma of the prostate gland

Subsequent exploration of its anatomy has resulted in it now being divided into specific anatomical zones, rather than lobes. It actually looks a little bit like an upside down, flattened cone. The prostate gland was previously described as being a lobular organ. Apex also has 6 sectors on each side: