Topical anesthesia with EMLA does not decrease pain during vasectomy.

@article{Thomas2008TopicalAW,
  title={Topical anesthesia with EMLA does not decrease pain during vasectomy.},
  author={Anil A. Thomas and Carvell T. Nguyen and Nivedita Bhatta Dhar and Edmund S. Sabanegh and J. Stephen Jones},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2008},
  volume={180 1},
  pages={271-3}
}
PURPOSE Previous studies show conflicting results of the ability of EMLA (eutectic mixture of local anesthetics) to decrease pain during vasectomy. We examined the effectiveness of EMLA cream to decrease pain in patients undergoing bilateral percutaneous no-scalpel vasectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS A prospective study was performed in which 316 patients used EMLA cream (178) or no topical anesthesia (138) before vasectomy. EMLA cream was applied by patients 1 hour before the scheduled time of… CONTINUE READING