Chronic Non Bacterial Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome pp. 151-172
Authors: (Ahmed S. El Hefnawy, Voiding Dysfunction and Urodynamic Urology and Nephrology Center, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Egypt)
Abstract: Chronic nonbacterial prostatitis/ Chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) is a common condition characterized by confluence of pain, infection, and voiding symptoms. Despite the prevalence of these symptoms, etiology, pathogenesis of CP/CPPS remains unknown. In addition, the optimal treatment for CP/CPSS is still lacking. The name ‘‘chronic pelvic pain syndrome’’ recognizes that the prostate may not be the sole source of discomfort, and that there may be other factors or anatomic sites involved.