Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Author : A, Dr. Balamurugan E, Dr. Nilavazhagan

Circumcision by surface anesthesia -is it really painless? Our experience

Dr. Balamurugan E, Dr. Nilavazhagan A

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 7, Pages 295-298

Circumcision is a procedure of removal of prepuce skin for various causes including religious reasons. Usually it is done after adequate sedation or regional anesthesia. In our study we performed the surgery using EMLA cream i.e eutectic mixture of lignocaine 2.5% and prilocaine 2.5%. This study is conducted in order to assess the suitability and efficacy of surface anesthetic cream for doing day care procedure. Results were obtained by observation during surgery and post operative period follow up. In our study we performed circumcision using EMLA alone in 45 out of 70 cases. Remaining 25 cases required additional form of anesthesia.
Thus we concluded that EMLA is beneficial for performing circumcision in limited number of patients only especially for adult patients. Pain is mostly experienced at frenular region only even before the start of the procedure. Thus additional anesthetic agents are given in order to perform the surgery.