Each of a pair of glands which open into the vas deferens near to its junction with the urethra and secrete many of the components of semen.
- The most common technique is a ‘radical prostatectomy’, which involves removing the prostate gland, seminal vesicles and nearby lymph nodes.
- These are moved up a tube called the vas deferens to a place called the ampulla where they are mixed with fluids from two membranous pouches called seminal vesicles and the prostate gland.
- This surgery for bladder cancer involves removing the bladder, prostate, upper urethra and seminal vesicles.
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