Intra-prostatic urinary reflux: an aetiological factor in abacterial prostatitis

Br J Urol. 1982 Dec;54(6):729-31. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-410x.1982.tb13635.x.


That urine might reflux into the prostatic ducts during micturition has never before been proved. Using a suspension of carbon particles it has been demonstrated that this can occur. It is suggested that this may be important both as a route of infection in bacterial prostatitis and as a cause of the inflammatory process in abacterial prostatitis.

MeSH terms

  • Carbon
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Prostate / pathology
  • Prostatitis / etiology*
  • Prostatitis / pathology
  • Prostatitis / physiopathology
  • Urethra / physiopathology*
  • Urination*


  • Carbon