Flexible cystoscopy in men: is topical anaesthesia with lignocaine gel worthwhile?

@article{Birch1994FlexibleCI,
  title={Flexible cystoscopy in men: is topical anaesthesia with lignocaine gel worthwhile?},
  author={B. R. P. Birch and P Ratan and Robert Morley and Jonathan Cumming and Christopher J. Smart and Jenine Jenkins},
  journal={British journal of urology},
  year={1994},
  volume={73 2},
  pages={155-9}
}
OBJECTIVE The value of 2% lignocaine gel as a topical anaesthetic for flexible cystoscopy in men was tested in a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled trial. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 138 patients were entered into the study. Group A patients (n = 75) received 10 ml of 2% lignocaine gel intraurethrally whilst 10 ml of plain lubricating gel was instilled in the remaining 63 patients (Group B). Patient discomfort was recorded by means of a four-point descriptive pain… CONTINUE READING