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Table 3 Complications following prostate biopsy

From: Comparison of the tolerability and efficacy of intra-rectal lidocaine gel with peri-prostatic nerve block as anaesthetic techniques for prostate biopsy

ComplicationsFrequencyPercentage
Rectal bleeding5148.1
Dysuriaa3441.5
Haematuria4239.6
Cysto-urethritis3634.0
Fever2422.6
Chills and rigours54.7
Septic shock10.9
Acute urinary retentionb11.3
  1. a41 patients in each group without urethral catheter were included in this proportion
  2. bTotal number of patients without catheter = 79