Doppler Ultrasonography-guided Pelvic Plexus Block before Systematic Needle Biopsy of the Prostate: A Prospective Randomized Study

Akpinar H., Tüfek İ., Atuğ F., Esen E., Kural A. R.

UROLOGY, vol.74, no.2, pp.267-271, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 74 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.urology.2009.01.082
  • Journal Name: UROLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.267-271
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: No


OBJECTIVES To report a new method to block pelvic plexus and compare its efficacy with widely used periprostatic nerve block (PPNB) for transrectal ultrasonography-guided prostate biopsy. Pelvic plexuses were localized with the aid of color Doppler Ultrasonography to create the pelvic block.