Archivos Españoles de Urología (Ed. impresa)
versión impresa ISSN 0004-0614
VELA NAVARRETE, Remigio et al. Chronic prostatitis: critical review of its current nosologic definitions, classification and potential carcinogenesis. Arch. Esp. Urol. [online]. 2007, vol.60, n.6, pp.617-623. ISSN 0004-0614.
Updated critical review of chronic prostatitis as a nosologic, anatomic-clinical entity of supposed microbiological or inflammatory origin. Scientific reasoning about the role of amicrobial inflammation in both caudal and cranial prostate, after new progresses, to reconsider the convenience of maintaining the current classification of chronic prostatitis, mainly in the section referred to "histological prostatitis". Analysis of scientific evidences relating prostatitis and "pelvic pain", the dominant syndrome in many patients and basement of the current terminological proposal: prostatitis-pelvic pain. The role of inflammation in the genesis of BPH and prostate cancer. Justification and convenience of a new term in logic consensus on prostatitis.
Palabras clave : Chronic prostatitis; Prostatic inflammation; Pelvic pain.