Clinical case: prostate

During a routine examination of an elderly gentleman his doctor finds that the patient has an enlarged prostate which is partly responsible for his inability to urinate. The results of his PSA tests shows a normal value of 5.1 ng/ml. The patient is diagnosed as having benign prostatic hyperplasia.
  • As what type of gland can the prostate be classified?
  • How are the glands arranged in the prostate?
  • What are all the tissue components that form the prostate?

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