Podcast #21: Priapism Management - The Emergency Medical Minute

Podcast #21: Priapism Management

Priapism 2Run Time: 4 minutes

Author: Dr. Donald Stader

Educational Pearls:

  • Priapism originates from the Greek god of fertility, Priapus.
  • Causes of Priapsim include: chemically induced – Viagra, Cialis, spinal injury, low flow state, and Leukemia.
  • Treatment of priapism Phenylephrine, Tributyltin, Epinephrine – can cause penile necrosis, and drainage and irrigation from the corpus callosum of the penis.
  • A long term risk of priapism is infertility.

References:  http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criu/2015/187831/


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