Size of the transrectal ultrasound probe makes no difference in pain perception during TRUS-Bx under adequate local anesthesia


Koprulu S., Cevik I., Unlu N., DİLLİOĞLUGİL Ö.

INTERNATIONAL UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY, cilt.44, ss.29-33, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 44 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s11255-011-9993-y
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.29-33

Özet

In the great majority of the cases, transrectal ultrasound guided prostate biopsy (TRUS-Bx) is the definitive step in the diagnosis of prostate cancer (CaP). Although this procedure is well tolerated by most patients, it can result in considerable discomfort that can effectively be overcome with local injection anesthesia. In this study, we evaluated the effect of the size (i.e., circumference) of the transrectal probe on pain during TRUS-Bx.