What is the dorsal penile nerve block approach for dorsal slit of the foreskin?

Updated: May 21, 2018
  • Author: Gil Z Shlamovitz, MD, FACEP; Chief Editor: Meda Raghavendra (Raghu), MD  more...
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See the list below:

  • Use a 27-ga needle to raise a skin wheal at the base of the foreskin in the dorsal 12-o'clock position.

  • Insert the needle subcutaneously through the skin wheal and advance it distally while infiltrating local anesthetic all the way to the tip of the foreskin (see image below).

    Local infiltration – Dorsal slit of the foreskin. Local infiltration – Dorsal slit of the foreskin.

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