Pain perception during transrectal ultrasound guided prostate needle biopsy: an objective analysis of local anesthesia use

@article{Stirling2002PainPD,
  title={Pain perception during transrectal ultrasound guided prostate needle biopsy: an objective analysis of local anesthesia use},
  author={Brian N Stirling and Kenneth F. Shockley and George G Carothers and Thomas J. Maatman},
  journal={Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases},
  year={2002},
  volume={5},
  pages={209-211}
}
We assessed the effect of periprostatic nerve blockade during transrectal ultrasound of the prostate prior to obtaining systematic needle biopsies and the discomfort associated with this procedure. A prospective randomized study was performed on 100 men requiring systematic needle biopsy of the prostate. Patients were assigned to two groups: Group 1 received no local anesthesia and Group 2 received a periprostatic injection of 5 ml 1% lidocaine solution (2.5 ml bilaterally) prior to undergoing… CONTINUE READING