Title

Osteitis pubis: A rare cause of suprapubic pain.

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-1-2017

Journal

Reviews in Urology

Volume

19

Issue

3

Inclusive Pages

156-63

DOI

10.3909/riu0767

Abstract

Osteitis pubis is a noninfectious inflammatory condition affecting the pubic symphysis. First described in a series of patients undergoing urologic procedures, it is an uncommon cause of lower abdominal and suprapubic pain. However, this condition can cause significant morbidity in patients affected, often requiring lengthy recovery periods. Given its rarity, the diagnosis and management is challenging, as many urologists are unfamiliar with the condition and may ascribe the constellation of symptoms as expected side effects from a recent surgical procedure. This review describes the urologic considerations for osteitis pubis, its potential etiologies, and clinical findings, and identifies treatment strategies for this potentially debilitating condition.

Peer Reviewed

1

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