New paradigms in understanding chronic pelvic pain syndrome

Curr Urol Rep. 2011 Aug;12(4):278-83. doi: 10.1007/s11934-011-0185-1.


Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) is a common male pain condition that is associated with significant discomfort and disability. Despite significant efforts, there remains no definitive etiology or treatment of the spectrum of pelvic symptoms reported by these patients. The purpose of this review is to summarize important clinical and scientific findings related to CP/CPPS from the previous 2 years, and to evaluate their impact on our understanding of, and approach to, the disease.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Chronic Pain* / diagnosis
  • Chronic Pain* / epidemiology
  • Chronic Pain* / etiology
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Male
  • Pelvic Pain* / diagnosis
  • Pelvic Pain* / epidemiology
  • Pelvic Pain* / etiology
  • Prostatitis* / complications
  • Prostatitis* / diagnosis
  • Prostatitis* / epidemiology
  • Syndrome
  • United States / epidemiology