Pudendal Nerve Block Versus Penile Nerve Block in Children Undergoing Circumcision

TÜTÜNCÜ A. Ç. , KENDİGELEN P. , Ashyyeralyeva G., Altintas F., EMRE Ş. , ÖZCAN R. , ...More

UROLOGY JOURNAL, vol.15, no.3, pp.109-115, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.22037/uj.v0i0.4292
  • Title of Journal : UROLOGY JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.109-115
  • Keywords: analgesia, circumcision, nerve block, pain, pediatric, DORSAL NERVE


Purpose: Penile nerve block is the most popular nerve block for the circumcision in pediatric patients. This study aimed to compare the analgesic efficiency of penile nerve block and the pudendal nerve block on postoperative pain and additional analgesic requirements in children undergoing circumcision. Material and Methods: This prospective randomized double-blind study enrolled 85 children, aged 1 to 10 years, undergoing circumcision. The patients were randomly divided into two groups either receiving dorsal penile block group (PNB-Group) or pudendal nerve block (PDB-Group). In the PNB-Group, 0.3 ml/kg 0.25 % bupivacaine was used; and, in the PDB-Group, 0.3 ml/kg bupivacaine was applied with nerve stimulator at a concentration of 0.25 %. In the postoperative period, the modified CHEOPS pain scale scoring and additional analgesic demand were evaluated at the 5th and 30th minutes and at the 1st and 2nd hours. The subsequent pain evaluations were made by the parents at home, at the postoperative 6th, 12th, 18th and 24th hours.