prostatic urethra


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pros·tat·ic u·re·thra

[TA]
the prostatic part of the male urethra, about 2.5 cm in length, that traverses the prostate; it includes the seminal colliculus, and the ejaculatory and prostatic ducts open into it.
Synonym(s): pars prostatica urethrae [TA]

prostatic urethra

That part of the male urethra surrounded by the prostate gland.
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In cases of conservative management, a transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is recommended prior to BCG for more accurate staging and to potentially increase efficacy of BCG by opening the bladder neck to allow more contact of the prostatic urethra with BCG (Grade B recommendation).
In such situations, to ascertain the proximal end of the stricture during the operation, using a hard bougie and moving it transvesically in a blinded manner carries the potential risk of advancing through a false-passage instead of the prostatic urethra.
As stated previously, prostatic tissue within the prostatic urethra or trigone represents a vestigial remnant of the embryonic prostatic glands that were present in these locations.
5) In the male, most tumors involve the bulbomembranous urethra, followed by penile urethra and prostatic urethra.
These prostatectomies were performed between 1993 and 1996 and were reviewed to assess the normal histology of prostatic urethra and periurethral area, and to determine any association of AAH and VMGH with each other and to nodular hyperplasia.
Uroxatral(R) works by relaxing the muscle surrounding the prostate, bladder neck and prostatic urethra to effectively treat the symptoms of BPH -- a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate.
Qualifying patients must be motivated for preserving pre-existing sexual function; patients with a tumour at the bladder neck or prostatic urethra must be excluded.
The Spanner(TM) (Patent Pending) is an innovative prostatic stent design that provides ease of insertion and removal, stability in the prostatic urethra and improvements in the wearer's voiding efficiency and symptoms associated with prostatic obstruction.
Benign prostatic epithelial polyps, although found in the bladder and ureteral orifice, are most commonly found in the prostatic urethra.
8] Similarly, Parikh and colleagues reported a case of urinary retention secondary to suprapubic catheter migration into the prostatic urethra.
Increased visualization of the prostate and prostatic urethra can lead to a significant drop in the number of improperly placed brachytherapy seeds.