Comparison of 3 different methods of anesthesia before transrectal prostate biopsy: A prospective randomized trial

Obek C., Ozkan B. , Tunc B., Can G., Yalcin V., Solok V.

JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, vol.172, no.2, pp.502-505, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 172 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.ju.0000131601.06286.26
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF UROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.502-505


Purpose: Periprostatic nerve block (PNB) is the most common anesthesia technique used before prostate biopsy. However, needle punctures for anesthetic infiltration may be painful and cause higher infectious complications. We assessed whether addition of rectal lidocaine gel would improve its efficacy. We also investigated the efficacy and safety of tramadol, a codeine derivative, as a noninvasive method.