What is the composition of the prostate relative 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 prostate is 70% glandular tissue and 30% fibromuscular stroma. The glandular elements of the prostate are relatively simple tubuloalveolar glands that are lined with simple cuboidal or columnar epithelium. There are approximately 20 of these glands, and they branch out into the fibromuscular stroma and have single ducts that empty into the prostatic urethra at the urethral sinuses.

The prostate gland is an endocrine gland, providing approximately 15% of the ejaculate.


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