Noninfiltrative anesthesia for transrectal prostate biopsy: a randomized prospective study comparing lidocaine-prilocaine cream and lidocaine-ketorolac gel.

@article{Cormio2013NoninfiltrativeAF,
  title={Noninfiltrative anesthesia for transrectal prostate biopsy: a randomized prospective study comparing lidocaine-prilocaine cream and lidocaine-ketorolac gel.},
  author={Luigi Cormio and Fabrizio Lorusso and Oscar Selvaggio and Antonia Perrone and Francesca Sanguedolce and Vincenzo Pagliarulo and Pantaleo Bufo and Giuseppe Carrieri},
  journal={Urologic oncology},
  year={2013},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={68-73}
}
OBJECTIVES Periprostatic nerve block (PPNB) is the standard anesthesia for ultrasound (US) guided transrectal prostate biopsy (TPB), but periprostatic infiltration itself constitutes a major, though often neglected, source of discomfort even in patients receiving perianal-intrarectal lidocaine-prilocaine (PILP) cream before PPNB. Noninfiltrative anesthesia therefore represents an attractive alternative to periprostatic infiltration. With this in mind, we aimed to determine the efficacy and… CONTINUE READING