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High-flow priapism in a 12-year-old boy: treatment with super-selective embolization

AR , Mossadeq and R, Sasikumar and Kamarulzaman, Mohd Nazli and Abdullah, M Shafie and Mohd Daud, M Ashraf (2009) High-flow priapism in a 12-year-old boy: treatment with super-selective embolization. Indian Journal of Urology, 25 (4). pp. 539-540. ISSN 0970-1591 (P), 1998-3824 (O)

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Abstract

Priapism is caused by an imbalance between penile blood inflow and outflow. There are two types of priapism: low-flow priapism due to venous occlusion and high-flow priapism due to uncontrolled arterial flow to the veins. High-flow priapism most frequently occurs as a result of penile trauma in which the intercavernosal artery disruption causes an arteriocavernosal fistula. It is rarely encountered in the pediatric and prepubertal population. Clinically, it manifests as a painless, prolonged erection after perineal trauma. Treatment ranges from expectant management to open surgical exploration with vessel ligation. We report the successful treatment of high-flow priapism in a 12-year-old prepubertal boy with superselective embolization.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3752/42990
Uncontrolled Keywords: High-flow priapism, perineal trauma, super selective embolization
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Surgery
Depositing User: Dr. Mohd Nazli Kamarulzaman
Date Deposited: 26 May 2015 00:49
Last Modified: 26 May 2015 00:49
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/42990

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