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Transition Zone of the Prostate Gland


The transition zone is the interior part of the prostate gland. The transition zone surrounds the urethra which carries semen and urine out of the body. After men turn forty, the transition zone (in addition to the central zone) begins to enlarge. The removal of the transition zone during prostatectomy due to prostate cancer can cause penile shrinkage due to the shortening of the urethra.

 

 



 
 

 
 
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