Evaluation of 42 patients with chronic abacterial prostatitis: Are there any underlying correctable pathologies?

Atilla M., Sargin H., Odabaş Ö., Yilmaz Y., Aydın S.

International Urology and Nephrology, vol.30, no.4, pp.463-469, 1998 (Scopus) identifier identifier


Forty-two young men with abacterial prostatitis underwent physical examination, semen analyses, rectal US (TRUS) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the pelvis. Findings on TRUS showed no distinct differences like capsular irregularity, dilatation of the seminal vesicles and calcified foci in the prostate. In MRI pathologic conditions were noted as transitional zone cysts, prostatic utricle cysts and abscesses of the seminal vesicles. MRI had been found superior to TRUS in imaging the prostate and to predict associated pathologic conditions. It is also concluded that some additional factors as a cause of prostatitis must be determined in patients with chronic abacterial prostatitis.