A comparison of three methods of analgesia in children having day case circumcision

P. R. Mcgowan, H. May, Z. Molnar, M. Cunliffe

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Sixty-one children were randomized to receive one of three methods of analgesia for day case circumcision. Group 1 received a penile block, group 2 received a penile block plus diclofenac suppository and group 3 received a diclofenac suppository alone. CHEOPS pain scoring was performed in the recovery area, one h after awakening and two h after awakening. There was no difference between the groups except in the recovery area when group 3 cried more and had a higher pain score than group 2. Parental follow-up questionnaires for the subsequent two days showed no difference in measured parameters between the groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)403-407
Number of pages5
JournalPaediatric Anaesthesia
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Aug 31 1998



  • Analgesia
  • Circumcision

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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