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The modern approach to high-flow priapism

The modern approach to high-flow priapism Priapism is defined as persistent unwanted erection that is not associated with sexual desire or sexual stimulation. Low-flow, high-flow, and stuttering priapism are the three types of priapism. High-flow priapism (arterial priapism) is a rare condition resulting from penile or perineal trauma leading to consistent painless semi-erection. Clinical evaluation of high-flow priapism is based on medical history, blood gas analysis of the cavernous blood, color Doppler ultrasonography, and arteriography. Several treatment options have been used for this rare entity. Surgical and conservative management strategies had been used in the past with controversial results. The modern approach to treatment of high-flow priapism is selective and/or supraselective embolization of the arteriocavernous fistula combined with angiography and color Doppler ultrasonography. This approach is the first line and gold standard in treatment of high-flow priapism. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Current Sexual Health Reports Springer Journals

The modern approach to high-flow priapism

Current Sexual Health Reports , Volume 3 (1) – May 29, 2006

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2006 by Current Science Inc
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Urology; Endocrinology
ISSN
1548-3584
eISSN
1548-3592
DOI
10.1007/s11930-006-0021-7
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Abstract

Priapism is defined as persistent unwanted erection that is not associated with sexual desire or sexual stimulation. Low-flow, high-flow, and stuttering priapism are the three types of priapism. High-flow priapism (arterial priapism) is a rare condition resulting from penile or perineal trauma leading to consistent painless semi-erection. Clinical evaluation of high-flow priapism is based on medical history, blood gas analysis of the cavernous blood, color Doppler ultrasonography, and arteriography. Several treatment options have been used for this rare entity. Surgical and conservative management strategies had been used in the past with controversial results. The modern approach to treatment of high-flow priapism is selective and/or supraselective embolization of the arteriocavernous fistula combined with angiography and color Doppler ultrasonography. This approach is the first line and gold standard in treatment of high-flow priapism.

Journal

Current Sexual Health ReportsSpringer Journals

Published: May 29, 2006

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