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Local anesthesia for transurethral manipulations: is a transrectal periprostatic nerve block effective?


Müntener, Michael; Fatzer, Markus; Praz, Valentin; Straumann, Urs; Strebel, Räto T; John, Hubert (2005). Local anesthesia for transurethral manipulations: is a transrectal periprostatic nerve block effective? World Journal of Urology, 23(5):349-352.

Abstract

Periprostatic nerve block has been reported to be an effective form of anesthesia for prostatic surgery. Recent studies have shown the simplicity and the efficacy of a transrectal approach for periprostatic nerve block. The goal of our study was to evaluate the effect of a transrectal periprostatic nerve block on the discomfort associated with rigid cystoscopy. A total of 73 patients underwent cystoscopy. Group 1 (n=39) received a transrectal periprostatic lidocaine infiltration prior to the cystoscopy. Group 2 (n=34) underwent cystoscopy alone. The pain that patients experienced during cystoscopy was assessed on a visual analog scale. The patients in the two groups were very similar in regard to age and size of the prostate. The mean pain score was 3.4 in group 1 and 3.9 in group 2. This difference was not statistically significant. We conclude that nerve block does not seem to reduce the pain associated with transurethral manipulations

Abstract

Periprostatic nerve block has been reported to be an effective form of anesthesia for prostatic surgery. Recent studies have shown the simplicity and the efficacy of a transrectal approach for periprostatic nerve block. The goal of our study was to evaluate the effect of a transrectal periprostatic nerve block on the discomfort associated with rigid cystoscopy. A total of 73 patients underwent cystoscopy. Group 1 (n=39) received a transrectal periprostatic lidocaine infiltration prior to the cystoscopy. Group 2 (n=34) underwent cystoscopy alone. The pain that patients experienced during cystoscopy was assessed on a visual analog scale. The patients in the two groups were very similar in regard to age and size of the prostate. The mean pain score was 3.4 in group 1 and 3.9 in group 2. This difference was not statistically significant. We conclude that nerve block does not seem to reduce the pain associated with transurethral manipulations

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:National licences > 142-005
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Scopus Subject Areas:Health Sciences > Urology
Language:English
Date:1 November 2005
Deposited On:23 Oct 2018 14:54
Last Modified:15 Apr 2021 14:52
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0724-4983
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s00345-005-0020-8

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