Correlation between chronic prostatitis syndrome and pelvic venous disease. A survey of 2554 urologic outpatients
- Autori: Pavone, C.; Caldarera, E.; Liberti, P.; Miceli, V.; DI TRAPANI, D.; Serretta, V.; Porcu, M.; Pavone Macaluso, M.
- Anno di pubblicazione: 2000
- Tipologia: Articolo in rivista (Articolo in rivista)
- Parole Chiave: Chronic prostatitis syndrome; Hemorrhoids; Pelvic venous disease; Prostatitis; Varicocele; Urology
- OA Link: http://hdl.handle.net/10447/201365
Objectives: In this study we evaluated the association between chronic prostatitis syndrome (CPS), varicocele and hemorrhoids as manifestations of a pelvic venous disease. Methods: Our retrospective study was based upon 2554 patients treated in two general urology clinics over the past 10 years. We have assessed the incidence of CPS among urological patients. Results: We found 483 patients with CPS, representing 18.9% of the total number of visits at the outpatient clinic. In this group the percentage of varicocele and hemorrhoids was 14.69 and 8.48%, whereas in a control group these figures were 5.02 and 5.84%, respectively (p < 0.001 and 0.1054). Such a difference is statistically significant and suggests a higher prevalence of varicocele in the CPS group, but this may be due to a methodological error of the retrospective study. Conclusion: Only a prospective study, which is of importance due to the frequency of the disease, can give a precise answer to this question. Copyright (C) 2000 S. Karger AG, Basel.