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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0302-2838(02)00275-0
  • Journal Name: EUROPEAN UROLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.217-220
  • Keywords: prostate, biopsy, pain, lidocaine, GUIDED BIOPSY, ULTRASONOGRAPHY, MORBIDITY, TOLERANCE
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: Yes


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.