What is the role of epinephrine in the administration of dorsal penile nerve block?

Updated: May 21, 2018
  • Author: Gil Z Shlamovitz, MD, FACEP; Chief Editor: Meda Raghavendra (Raghu), MD  more...
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Only use anesthetic solutions without  epinephrine when administering injectable anesthesia to the penis. [8] Injected anesthetic solutions that contain epinephrine have been associated with penile ischemia and necrosis.


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