Wipfli, F. Luyet, R. Greif, G. Thalmann, U. Performing spermatic cord block for scrotal surgery avoids the potential risks of neuraxial and general anaesthesia and provides long-lasting postoperative analgesia. A blindly performed block is often inefficient and bears its own potential risks intravascular injection of local anaesthetics, haematoma formation and perforation of the deferent duct. The use of ultrasound may help to overcome these disadvantages.
Spermatic Cord Anesthesia Block: An Old Technique Re-imaged
Do Your Testes Hurt — But You Don’t Know Why? – Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic
Epididymitis is an inflammation of the epididymis. The epididymis is a tube located at the back of the testicles that stores and carries sperm. When this tube becomes swollen, it can cause pain and swelling in the testicles. The condition usually improves with antibiotics. Acute epididymitis lasts six weeks or less. In most cases of acute epididymitis, the testes are also inflamed.
Spermatic cord anesthesia block SCAB is a useful technique for providing anesthesia to males with scrotal pain. This technique has been described and published in the urology and anesthesia literature for more than 40 years. Initially described as a blind injection, anesthesia of the spermatic cord provides pain control to the scrotal contents.
The spermatic cord block is a useful maneuver when performing procedures on the scrotal contents to minimize pain. A trial of local anesthesia can help select patients who would most benefit from a spermatic cord denervation surgery. Skip to main content. Advertisement Hide.