Non-ischemic priapism of unknown etiology in child

Hee Jong Jeon, Jong Jin Won, Jae Hung Jung, Jin Su Kim, Sung Jin Kim

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Priapism is defined as a prolonged erection of the penis unrelated to sexual desire or manual stimulation. Non-ischemic priapism frequently occurs as a result of penile or perineal trauma, but the unknown etiology is rare in boys. We report a case in a 6-year-old boy who was managed successfully with conservative treatment consisting of steroid tapering and perineal ice-pack compression therapy following blood gas analysis of the cavernosum and penile duplex ultrasonography. Complete detumescence was achieved after two weeks. Thus far, the patient has had no recurrence for 6 months.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)430-432
Number of pages3
JournalKorean Journal of Urology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Apr

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Urology


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