What is the dorsal penile nerve block approach for complex penile lacerations?

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:

  • This technique can be used for anesthesia of complex penile skin lacerations or before attempting to manually reduce paraphimosis.

  • Use a 27-ga needle to circumferentially infiltrate local anesthetic around the penis (see image below).

    Local infiltration – Circumferential penile block. Local infiltration – Circumferential penile block.

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