AbstractBackground and Objectives:
Superior hypogastric plexus block has been used to treat cancer pain of the pelvis.Methods:
A patient with severe chronic nonmalignant penile pain after transurethral resection of the prostate underwent a single superior hypogastric plexus block with local anesthetic and steroid. The patient was also started on medications that treat neuropathic pain a few hours after the procedure was finished.Results:
The superior hypogastric plexus block resulted in complete pain relief immediately after the procedure. The pain relief continued at 1, 2, 4, and 8 months follow up.Conclusions:
In this case of severe penile pain the superior hypogastric plexus block was useful diagnostically and therapeutically.