Indian Journal of Urology
ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2006  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 39--41

Prospective randomized trial to evaluate effectiveness of periprostatic nerve block in prostatic biopsy


P Lavania, Deepak Dubey, N Khurana, A Mandhani, R Kapoor, A Srivastava, A Kumar 
 Department of Urology, SGPGIMS, Rae Bareli Road, Lucknow, India

Correspondence Address:
Deepak Dubey
Department of urology, SGPGIMS, Rae Bareli Road, Lucknow - 266014
India

Objectives: The objective of the study was to evaluate the efficacy of local anesthetic infiltration, in decreasing the discomfort experienced by patients undergoing trans-rectal ultrasound (TRUS) guided biopsy of prostate. Materials and methods: Between January 2002 and February 2003, we investigated consecutively, asymptomatic men, suspected of having prostatic cancer. About 39 patients were randomized to receive 10 ml of 2% Lidocaine periprostatic block + intrarectal Lidocaine gel (group 1 = 20), or intarectal Lidocaine gel only (group 2 = 19) during prostatic biopsy. Immediately following the TRUS-guided biopsy, patients were asked to grade the pain they experienced using the 11-point visual analogue score (VAS). Results: The mean pain score in the patients of group 1 were significantly lower than the patients of group 2 ( P <0.001), suggesting that periprostatic block produced a significant reduction in the perceived pain. Conclusions: Local anesthetic infiltration by TRUS-guided injection of Lidocaine is effective for decreasing pain associated with prostatic biopsy.


How to cite this article:
Lavania P, Dubey D, Khurana N, Mandhani A, Kapoor R, Srivastava A, Kumar A. Prospective randomized trial to evaluate effectiveness of periprostatic nerve block in prostatic biopsy.Indian J Urol 2006;22:39-41


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Lavania P, Dubey D, Khurana N, Mandhani A, Kapoor R, Srivastava A, Kumar A. Prospective randomized trial to evaluate effectiveness of periprostatic nerve block in prostatic biopsy. Indian J Urol [serial online] 2006 [cited 2020 Nov 30 ];22:39-41
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