While the prostate is in your body and inaccessible (except via Ultrasound or CT or MRI) it is measured in Volume (CC = Cubic Centimeters for all the U.S. metrically challenged among us). For all the engineer/geeks we all know by heart that 1 cu inch = 16.39 cc. And the volume is more or less an estimate even with the high tech methods used. I suppose a doc could also give some type of estimate thru DRE ("larger than X cc" ..) if he wanted. My doc always just said "You've got a very big prostate there".
Once the prostate comes out it is simply weighed -- so now you are down to grams.
And that is that -- the definitive final value.
Since the prostate is, I guess a little LESS dense than pure water would be, then the weight value number is usually less than the volume value -- but who knows that could be due to other factors too.
Prostate tissue density () was 0.98 or 1.0 (g/mL)
Mine was estimated 120 cc and came out 110 gm. Good riddance to that one I say. The other morning I just peed full gush for 30 seconds it seemed -- every day islike the good ol (young) days.
Post Edited (JStars) : 7/1/2011 4:25:18 PM (GMT-6)