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Simplified Penile Block for Adult Surgery
  1. Ray J. Defalque, MD*
  1. From the Department of Anesthesia, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana
  2. *Professor, Department of Anesthesia.


A simplified technique to block the penis for surgery in adults is described. A subcutaneous ring is made around the penile root, then both dorsal nerves of the penis are blocked together. Only two failures were noted using this technique in 239 operations.

  • Circumcision
  • Local anesthetics
  • mepivacaine (Carbocaine)
  • Nerve blocks
  • Penile block
  • Penile surgery
  • Regional anesthesia

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