Dorsal penile nerve block for newborn circumcision

P. Fontaine, W. L. Toffler

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Dorsal penile nerve block with lidocaine is safe and effective for reducing the pain associated with newborn circumcision. Administering the anesthesia adds little time or expense to the overall routine. Complications are minor, limited to local bleeding and hematoma formation. Family physicians performing circumcision should be prepared to use penile nerve block and to advocate it to parents who choose newborn circumcision.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1327-1333
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican family physician
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Family Practice


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