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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 280

Authors' reply

Dept of Urology, CMC, Vellore, India

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Samiran D Adhikary
Dept of Urology, CMC, Vellore
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-1591.27647

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Adhikary SD, Sinha M, Chacko N. Authors' reply. Indian J Urol 2006;22:280

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Dear Sir,

We have read the comments by Kumar R on our article. We regret missing the communication published in the correspondence section of NMJI titled "Priapism following oral sildenafil abuse".[1] This oversight was unintentional. This case was primarily reported to highlight the existence of unfortunate myths surrounding the omnipotence of sildenafil, in all sorts of sex related problems. There is a need for steps to prevent unauthorized prescription and misuse of this drug. We also wanted to point out the fact that failure rates with distal shunt procedures are high.[2] Proximal caverno-spongiosal shunt procedures are more successful even in cases of failed distal shunt procedures. A delayed proximal caverno-shunt was successful as reported in our case.

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1.Kumar R, Jindal L, Seth A. Priapism following oral sildenafil abuse. Natl Med J India 2005;18:49.  Back to cited text no. 1  [PUBMED]  
2.Nixon RG, O'Connor JL, Milam DF. Efficacy of shunt surgery for refractory low flow priapism: A report on the incidence of failed detumescence and erectile dysfunction. J Urol 2003;170:883-6.   Back to cited text no. 2  [PUBMED]  


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