World J Urol 2019 Dec 12;37(12):2663-2669. Epub 2019 Mar 12.
Department of Urology, Gangneung Asan Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Bangdong-gil 38, Sacheon-myeon, Gangneung, Gangwon-do, Republic of Korea.
Purpose: To compare the pain control efficacies of the pelvic plexus block (PPB), periprostatic nerve block (PNB), and controls during a 14-core basal and apical core prostate biopsy.
Methods: This randomized controlled study, performed between January 2015 and January 2016, included patients with an abnormal serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA > 3 ng/mL) level or a palpable nodule on digital rectal examination. The enrolled patients were randomized into three groups: Group 1, intrarectal local anesthesia (IRLA, 10 mL of 2% lidocaine jelly) and PPB with 3. Read More