Low-dose intravenous lidocaine as treatment for proctalgia fugax

Roni Peleg, Pesach Shvartzman

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    Background: Proctalgia fugax is characterized by a sudden internal anal sphincter and anorectic ring attack of pain of a short duration. Objective: Description of the influence of intravenous lidocaine treatment for proctalgia fugax. Case Report: A 28-year-old patient suffering of proctalgia fugax for 8 months. Conventional treatment efforts did not improve his condition. A single dose of an intravenous lidocaine infusion completely stopped his pain attacks. Conclusions: Based on the experience reported in this case and the potential benefit of this treatment for proctalgia fugax, controlled studies comparing intravenous lidocaine with placebo should be conducted to confirm the observation and to provide a more concrete basis for the use of intravenous lidocaine for this indication.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)97-99
    Number of pages3
    JournalRegional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - 1 Jan 2002


    • Intravenous lidocaine
    • Proctalgia fugax

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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