Neurophysiologic testing in chronic pelvic pain syndrome: a pilot study.

@article{Lee2001NeurophysiologicTI,
  title={Neurophysiologic testing in chronic pelvic pain syndrome: a pilot study.},
  author={Jin Chun Lee and Claire C Yang and Brenda G Kromm and Richard E. Berger},
  journal={Urology},
  year={2001},
  volume={58 2},
  pages={246-50}
}
OBJECTIVES Studies of male chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) have generally centered on the pathologic features of the prostate rather than on the neurology of pain. Electrodiagnostic studies examine the integrity of somatosensory nerve pathways consisting of large, group A fibers. Heat sensation and visceral (autonomic) pain is mediated through small, unmyelinated C fibers, which can be tested cutaneously by thermal sensory analysis. We hypothesized that CPPS pain is mediated by these small… CONTINUE READING
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