Is periprostatic local anesthesia for transrectal ultrasound guided prostate biopsy associated with increased infectious or hemorrhagic complications? A prospective randomized trial

Obek C., Onal B., Ozkan B., Onder A., Yalcin V., Solok V.

JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, vol.168, no.2, pp.558-561, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 168 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0022-5347(05)64679-4
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF UROLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.558-561
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


Purpose: Periprostatic local anesthesia for prostate biopsy requires 2 or more extra needle punctures and injection of the local anesthetic through the highly colonized rectum. To our knowledge we report the first prospective randomized trial to assess the infectious or hemorrhagic complications associated with this method.