The Human Female Prostate
by Milan Zaviacic
Unusually rich glands in the female
prostate with thickened prostatic secretion (corpora amylacea?) in some glands.
Smooth musculature (musculofibrous) tissue can be seen
surrounding the glands. Female, 27-year-old, HE, x 175
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THE HUMAN FEMALE PROSTATE
From Vestigial Skene's Paraurethral Glands and Ducts to Woman's
Published by SAP (Slovak Academic Press, Ltd.) in Bratislava 1999. First
edition, 171 pages. The publication is available as a book or CD-ROM.
The monograph written by the internationally recognized author, scientist,
pioneer in the field of the female prostate as a functional genitourinary-female
organ, makes the reader familiar with updated knowledge on the structure,
function and diseases of this small female organ. The monograph rounds the
almost 20 years of successful scientific and research work of the monograph
author and his co-workers, devoted to woman's prostate, published in more than
40 papers, mostly appearing in renowned international scientific journals.
The monograph includes many colored and black and white illustrations and is
split into 11 chapters representing self-contained units; at the same time
however, important notions also appear repeatedly, in new contexts and
interpretations. They focus on the history of the female prostate, its
size, weight and macroanatomy, histology and ultra-structural parameters of
secretory, basal and intermediary cells of the female prostatic glands.
Other chapters deal with the enzyme equipment of the female prostate and its
exocrine arid neuroendocrine function. Special attention is paid to the
implications of the exocrine function of the female prostate for gynecology,
urology, forensic medicine, chronobiology and sexology, including information
about the biological phenomenon of female ejaculation and the role played in it
by the female prostate. Prostate Specific Antigen as well as its prostatic
and extra-prostatic sources in the female are further topics covered. An
important part of the monograph (from the clinical viewpoint) is devoted to the
diseases of the female prostate, including its inflammation, benign prostate
hyperplasia and cancer. The closing chapter of the monograph explains and
provides justification for avoiding Skene's eponym or the histologically
descriptive term "paraurethral glands and ducts when referring to female
prostate; this approach has been the basis for perceiving the female prostate as
a vestigial, rudimentary and afunctional gland.
The monograph with the foreword by the prominent US scientist, biologically
oriented andrologist and oncologist Richard J. Ablin, PhD, the discoverer of the
Prostate Specific Antigen, is written in the English language. A detailed
summary in the Slovak and English languages provides also the Slovak reader who
is not proficient in English with an opportunity to familiarize him/herself with
The monograph is intended to physicians, in particular to urologists,
gynecologists, experts in forensic medicine, pathologists. anatomists,
histologists, specialists in pathological physiology and physiobogists,
chronobiologists, sexologists, as well as to others who may come across the
issue of the female prostate and its diseases in their work; further, to medical
students, students of, and graduates from biological and natural sciences, the
Police Academy (criminologists) and, last but not least, to educated lays. The
female prostate should no more be a secret and mysterious female organ (as being
referred to the past) to anybody who has read the monograph.
Gary Schubach, Ed.D., A.C.S.