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January 27, 2023

Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis


Use of a Schelin Catheter for analgesia during Rezum treatment of the prostate.


Siena G, Sessa F, Cindolo L
Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2023 Jan 13.
PMID: 36639547.


To further enhance the minimal invasiveness of Rezum treatment (RT), we sought to evaluate the advantages and feasibility of transurethral intraprostatic anesthesia (TUIA) via Schelin Catheter™ (SC). We enrolled 20 men with LUTS due to BPH, who underwent RT using TUIA via SC. Prior to the procedure, patients were asked to rate their pain on a numeric rating scale (NRS) numbered 0-10: with 0 being "No pain" and 10 being "Worst pain". Median NRS score ranged from 0 to 3. No perioperative procedure-related complications were reported.