What is the anatomy relevant to chronic bacterial prostatitis (CBP)?

Updated: Jan 15, 2019
  • Author: Samantha D Kraemer, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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The normal prostate gland weighs approximately 20 g and measures 3 cm in length, 4 cm wide, and 2 cm in depth. The prostate enlarges with aging in most men (ie, benign prostatic hyperplasia). The prostate is located in the pelvis and is in continuity with the base of the bladder superiorly and the striated external urethral spincter inferiorly. It is posterior to the symphysis pubis and anterior to the rectum. The prostate is innervated by sympathetic nerves from T-10 to L-1.


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