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Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Pain

2021

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Subcapsular Local Anesthesia Approach In Percutaneous Liver Biopsy: Less Pain, Morecomfort, Özgür Çakir, Can Aksu Jan 2021

Subcapsular Local Anesthesia Approach In Percutaneous Liver Biopsy: Less Pain, Morecomfort, Özgür Çakir, Can Aksu

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Background/aim: To compare the subjective level of pain in patients who underwent an ultrasound-guided percutaneous liver biopsy (PLB) after either pericapsular anesthesia (PA) or subcapsular anesthesia (SA), based on the numeric rating scale (NRS). Materials and methods: A total of 323 patients, mean age 51, range 21-82 years; 160 (49.5%) male, referred to the Interventional Radiology Clinic of Kocaeli University Faculty of Medicine for image-guided PLB, between June 2019 and May 2020 were included and randomized into two groups by anesthetic type; the first (n = 171) consisted of patients undergoing SA while the second (n = 152) included patients …