priapism


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priapism

[′prī·ə‚piz·əm]
(medicine)
Persistent erection of the penis, usually unaccompanied by sexual desire, as seen in certain pathologic conditions.
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Interestingly, post-traumatic high-flow priapism is rare as a urologic emergency, and the cases mentioned in the literature are under-reported.
Clinical presentation n (%) Acute painful crisis 367 (49.7) Acute chest syndrome 155 (20.9) Infections 129 (17.5) Acute anemia 60 (8.1) Hand foot syndrome 14 (2.0) Stroke 10 (1.3) Priapism 4 (0.5) Table 3--Comparison of clinical presentation of the studied case by their age.
Finally, the authors have stated that other organic causes of priapism were excluded.
Herein, we present a case of a 47-year-old man with persistent priapism who underwent hemodialysis.
Detection of BCR-ABL confirms the diagnosis of Chronic phase CML with priapism was made.
A 23-year-old male presented to our emergency department for management of recurrent priapism. Prior to presentation, the patient experienced progressive, recurrent episodes of priapism at least 2-3 times per week requiring aggressive physical activity, irrigations, and/or intracavernosal injections at outside facilities.
Horses with priapism have been treated empirically by administering diuretic and corticosteroid drugs, general or regional anesthesia, penile and preputial massage, application of an emollient dressing, and slings.
Other side effects associated with injections are local cavernosal haematoma, ecchymosis, prolonged erection (4-6 hours), priapism (prolonged erection greater than 6 hours), penile oedema and fibrosis.
Priapism requires emergency care when the erections go on for more than four hours.
What is thought to be the mechanisms of sickle cell disease associated priapism?