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The priaprisme

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

Pathology is characterized by an erection limited to the corpus cavernosum of the penis, excluding the corpus spongiosum and the glans, lasting abnormally high, painful, without sexual desire.

  • rigidity of the corpora cavernosa of the penis
  • without turgidity of spongy body and glans
  • several hours
  • painful
  • without sexual desire


  • Idiopathic: some patients have no known cause in the onset of priapism.
  • Hematologic: leukemia, sickle cell disease.
  • Neoplastic: lymphoma or metastasis of the corpora cavernosa.
  • Neurological: multiple sclerosis, paraplegia.
  • Iatrogenic: the most frequent. It is injected intra-cavernous overdose during treatment of impotence.


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