Paracervical block

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A paracervical block is an anesthetic procedure used in obstetrics and gynecology, in which a local anesthetic is injected into between two and six sites at a depth of 3–7 mm alongside the vaginal portion of the cervix in the vaginal fornices.[1]

It is used for various obstetric and gynecologic procedures, such as hysteroscopy and vacuum aspiration. It is as efficient as intracervical block, according to a study on women undergoing vacuum aspiration with lidocaine as anesthetic agent.[2]


  1. ^ paracervical block Archived 2011-07-28 at the Wayback Machine. By Robert Nadelberg. Copyright 2007 by Boston Scientific Corporation
  2. ^ Mankowski, J.; Kingston, J.; Moran, T.; Nager, C.; Lukacz, E. (2009). "Paracervical compared with intracervical lidocaine for suction curettage: a randomized controlled trial". Obstetrics and gynecology. 113 (5): 1052–1057. doi:10.1097/AOG.0b013e31819ec97e. PMID 19384120. 

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