SEER Inquiry System - Report
Produced: 01/28/2023 12:55 AM
Terminology/EOD-Extension--Prostate: How does SEER define the prostatic "apex"? See discussion.
Some pathologists define the prostatic apex as including the bottom third of the prostate whereas others consider only the bottom-most portion of the gland to be the apex.
SEER defines the apex as being the bottom-most portion of the gland. Apex means "narrowest part," which in the prostate would be the bottom-most portion of the gland.
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