Korean J Androl.  2001 Apr;19(1):65-68.

Two Cases of Prolonged Priapism Caused by Abuse of Intracavernosal Self-injection

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  • 1Department of Urology, College of Medicine, Dong-A university, Pusan, Korea. topandro@unitel.co.kr

Abstract

Priapism is a rare disease, but needs early intervention and appropriate management. We present 2 cases of ischemic low-flow priapism after intracavernosal injection of vasoactive drug. 43-year-old man and 61-year-old man visited our clinic complaining of continuous plan and erection persisting for several days after self cavernosal injection for increasing their erectile function. We performed blood gas analysis of cavernosal blood and color doppler ultrasound. And so we confirmed the diagnosis of low-flow priapism. Detumescence was finally achieved after the proximal shunt operation. Their erectile function was not recovered and they became permanent impotence.

Keyword

Priapism; Cavernosal injection

MeSH Terms

Adult
Blood Gas Analysis
Diagnosis
Early Intervention (Education)
Erectile Dysfunction
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Priapism*
Rare Diseases
Ultrasonography
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