INTERNATIONAL UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY, vol.44, no.1, pp.29-33, 2012 (SCI-Expanded)
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INTERNATIONAL UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Transrectal biopsy, Pain, Prostate, Transrectal ultrasonography, Lidocain, Size, PERIPROSTATIC LIDOCAINE INJECTION, GUIDED PROSTATE BIOPSY, DOUBLE-BLIND, INTRARECTAL LIDOCAINE, TRAMADOL
Kocaeli University Affiliated:
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.