Lack of effect of intrarectal lidocaine for pain control during transrectal prostate biopsy: A randomized prospective study

Cevik I., Ozveri H. , Dillioglugil O., Akdas A.

EUROPEAN UROLOGY, vol.42, no.3, pp.217-220, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0302-2838(02)00275-0
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN UROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.217-220


Introduction and Objectives: Transrectal ultrasound guided biopsy is an essential part in the diagnosis of prostate cancer. Although this procedure is well tolerated by most patients, sometimes it can result in some uneasiness. In this randomised double-blind placebo controlled study, we evaluated the effectiveness of intrarectal lidocaine during TRUS guided biopsy.