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High flow priapism associated with sickle cell disease.
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PMID:  7714988     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Priapism associated with sickle cell disease is classically described as a low flow state. We report 2 cases of high flow priapism associated with sickle cell disease. High flow priapism has previously been reported almost exclusively in patients with traumatic rupture of the cavernous artery. Neither of our patients had historical or radiographic findings consistent with injury to the penile vasculature. One patient was treated unsuccessfully with intracorporeal injection of methylene blue and 1 underwent successfully bilateral pudendal artery embolization. The pathophysiological mechanism(s) responsible for the production of high flow priapism in patients with sickle cell disease is not known.
C E Ramos; J S Park; M L Ritchey; G S Benson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of urology     Volume:  153     ISSN:  0022-5347     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Urol.     Publication Date:  1995 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-05-12     Completed Date:  1995-05-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376374     Medline TA:  J Urol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1619-21     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Surgery (Division of Urology), University of Texas Medical School, Houston 77030, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anemia, Sickle Cell / complications*,  physiopathology
Blood Flow Velocity / physiology
Embolization, Therapeutic
Penis / blood supply*
Phenylephrine / therapeutic use
Priapism / etiology*,  physiopathology,  therapy
Regional Blood Flow / physiology
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