Combined "periprostatic and periapical" local anesthesia is not superior to "periprostatic" anesthesia alone in reducing pain during Tru-Cut prostate biopsy

Cevik I., Dillioglugil O. , Zisman A., Akdas A.

UROLOGY, cilt.68, ss.1215-1219, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


Objectives. To evaluate, in a prospective study, the benefit of adding local periapical prostatic anesthesia to routine periprostatic infiltration to the prostate-seminal vesicle junction in a randomized fashion. Transrectal ultrasound-guided biopsy is the reference standard in the diagnosis of prostate cancer. Although well tolerated by most patients, it can be associated with discomfort.