PROSTATE

The prostate is yet another gland whose secretion is added to the seminal fluid.

Its base is against the bladder neck and the first portion of the urethra pierces it longitudinally from its center from base to apex.

Young Prostate  

Slightly flattening in the anterior-posterior direction, it has an anterior and posterior aspect, and on each side inferolateral faces.

Structurally, the prostate is surrounded by a capsule consisting of connective tissue and smooth muscle fibers, from which thin trabeculae that move to the depth of the parenchyma depart.

Participating in its framework, we find striated muscle fibers that appear to derive from the sphincter muscle of the urethra.

The remainder of the parenchyma is occupied by glandular cells distributed in branched tubes, whose secretion is drained by the prostatic ducts, which number around twenty, open on the posterior surface of the urethra on either side of the seminal colliculus.

PROSTATE PREVIEW
 PROSTATE PREVIEW
Source: NETTER, Frank H .. Atlas of Human Anatomy. 2 ed. Porto Alegre: Artmed, 2000.
PREVIOUS VIEW OF SECTIONED PROSTATE
 PREVIOUS VIEW OF SECTIONED PROSTATE
Source: NETTER, Frank H .. Atlas of Human Anatomy. 2 ed. Porto Alegre: Artmed, 2000.
PROSTATE SIDE VIEW
 PROSTATE SIDE VIEW
Source: NETTER, Frank H .. Atlas of Human Anatomy. 2 ed. Porto Alegre: Artmed, 2000.

 

Structures of
Male Genital System
Testicles
Epididymis
Deferent Duct
Ejaculatory Duct
Seminal Gall
Bulbouretral Gland
Penis
Scrotum