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

Paediatr Anaesth. 1998;8(5):403-7. doi: 10.1046/j.1460-9592.1998.00270.x.


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.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Comparative Study
  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Ambulatory Surgical Procedures*
  • Analgesia*
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal / therapeutic use
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Circumcision, Male*
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Diclofenac / therapeutic use
  • Hemorrhage / etiology
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Nerve Block
  • Penis / drug effects
  • Penis / innervation
  • Postoperative Complications / etiology
  • Postoperative Period


  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
  • Diclofenac