Outpatient procedures on the glans and anterior urethra under a new local anaesthesia: intracorpus spongiosum anaesthesia.

@article{Ye2005OutpatientPO,
  title={Outpatient procedures on the glans and anterior urethra under a new local anaesthesia: intracorpus spongiosum anaesthesia.},
  author={Gang Ye and Xiang-wei Wang and Shan-hong Yi and Yong-Gui Zhang and Weichi Liu},
  journal={Asian journal of surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={28 4},
  pages={
          282-5
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the efficacy of intracorpus spongiosum anaesthesia during minor procedures on the glans and anterior urethra in the outpatient clinic. METHODS Sixty-nine consecutive male patients underwent various procedures on the glans penis or anterior urethra under intracorpus spongiosum anaesthesia, which was performed by injection of 3 mL of 1% lidocaine into the glans penis. The effect of this anaesthetic technique was assessed by questionnaire using a pain scale. RESULTS… 
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