Is periprostatic local anesthesia for transrectal ultrasound guided prostate biopsy associated with increased infectious or hemorrhagic complications? A prospective randomized trial

Obek C., Onal B., Ozkan B. , Onder A., Yalcin V., Solok V.

JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, vol.168, no.2, pp.558-561, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 168 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0022-5347(05)64679-4
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF UROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.558-561


Purpose: Periprostatic local anesthesia for prostate biopsy requires 2 or more extra needle punctures and injection of the local anesthetic through the highly colonized rectum. To our knowledge we report the first prospective randomized trial to assess the infectious or hemorrhagic complications associated with this method.