Urethral meatotomy in the office using topical EMLA cream for anesthesia.

@article{Cartwright1996UrethralMI,
  title={Urethral meatotomy in the office using topical EMLA cream for anesthesia.},
  author={Patrick C. Cartwright and Brent W. Snow and D C McNees},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={1996},
  volume={156 2 Pt 2},
  pages={857-8; discussion 858-9}
}
PURPOSE We determined the effectiveness of lidocaine and prilocaine (EMLA) topical cream for anesthesia during urethral meatotomy performed in an office setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS Meatotomy was performed in 58 patients 1 hour after topical application of EMLA cream to the glans. RESULTS Of the 58 patients 55 had no pain, while early in our experience 3 had limited discomfort because EMLA cream was applied in too small a volume or it became dislodged. Results have been good in 57… CONTINUE READING

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