Pain during transrectal ultrasonography guided prostate biopsy: a randomized prospective trial comparing periprostatic infiltration with lidocaine with the intrarectal instillation of lidocaine-prilocain cream

@article{Adamakis2003PainDT,
  title={Pain during transrectal ultrasonography guided prostate biopsy: a randomized prospective trial comparing periprostatic infiltration with lidocaine with the intrarectal instillation of lidocaine-prilocain cream},
  author={Ioannis Adamakis and Dionisios N. Mitropoulos and Konstantinos N Haritopoulos and Christos Alamanis and Konstantinos G. Stravodimos and Aris M. Giannopoulos},
  journal={World Journal of Urology},
  year={2003},
  volume={22},
  pages={281-284}
}
Prostate biopsy is usually performed without anesthesia. We evaluated the patient’s perception of pain/discomfort experienced during the procedure in terms of the type of anesthesia used: periprostatic infiltration with 2% lidocaine, or intrarectal instillation of lidocaine-prilocain cream. A total of 198 patients were divided into three groups: group 1 (control group, n=40) received sonographic gel intrarectally prior to biopsy, group 2 (n=75) were given intrarectal instillation of lidocaine… CONTINUE READING