Year : 2002 | Volume
: 19 | Issue : 1 | Page : 95-
Priapism or Penile Prosthesis ?
Shivananda Prabhu, Erel AI Diaz, Shubha N Rao
KMC, Mangalore, India
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Prabhu S, Diaz EA, Rao SN. Priapism or Penile Prosthesis ?.Indian J Urol 2002;19:95-95
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A middle-aged male patient was admitted to the ICU under Neurology in a delirious condition. During examination persistent erection of the penis was noticed. Further examination showed turgid corpora cavernosa while the spongiosum and the glans were soft. A provisional diagnosis of priapism was made and treatment was planned in consultation with the urologist.
Meanwhile, patient became oriented and enlightened us by saying he had a penile prosthesis thus saving him from treatment for imagined priapism. Repeat examination failed to reveal any obvious surgical scar, nor any reservoir/pump. Presumably, patient had semi-rigid prosthesis with the surgical scar having healed well.
We are reporting this instance to highlight the fact that a penile implant should be kept in mind in the differential diagnosis of priapism especially when the patient is unable to give a proper history.
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