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, vol.68, no.6, pp.1215-1219, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 68 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.urology.2006.08.1055
  • Journal Name: UROLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1215-1219
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


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.