Prostate Anatomy

The prostate is a small, ping-pong ball-sized gland nestled in the groin between the rectum and the base of the penis; its major function is to provide the body with seminal fluid, which supplies sperm with the ideal consistency and surroundings for its travel and survival with the ultimate goal of fertilizing an egg. But how is the prostate set up anatomically?

The prostate has six major surfaces:

  • The apex, which faces downwards and touches the urogenital diaphragm’s superior fascia
  • The base, which faces upwards near the bladder’s inferior surface, and this surface’s larger section is continuous with the bladder wall.
  • An anterior.
  • A posterior.
  • Two lateral surfaces.

All of the Ezra scans screen the prostate for cancerous and precancerous conditions; you can learn more about our screening options here.