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NATURE REVIEWS | UROLOGY VOLUME 8 | JULY 2011 Nature Reviews Urology 8, 352 (2011); doi:10.1038/nrurol.2011.93
 

Summary: NATURE REVIEWS | UROLOGY VOLUME 8 | JULY 2011
Nature Reviews Urology 8, 352 (2011); doi:10.1038/nrurol.2011.93
RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS
PAIN
MRI reveals altered brain activity and anatomy in men
with CP/CPPS
Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain
syndrome (CP/CPPS) is a heterogeneous
pain condition that affects up to 10% of
men. The etiology and disease mechanisms
are poorly understood, and seem to differ
markedly between patients. Features of
the disease include local inflammation,
endocrine involvement and voiding
dysfunction. Whether specific changes
occur in brain anatomy or function is not
known, and has not been investigated
in detail. Data from studies of other
chronic pain conditions indicate that
specific brain abnormalities are present,

  

Source: Apkarian, A. Vania - Department of Physiology, Northwestern University

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine