38-Year-Old Man With Priapism and a History of Paranoid Schizophrenia

Pflueger, Axel; Blackwell, Katherine A.; Sampson, Shirlene M.
January 2005
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Jan2005, Vol. 80 Issue 1, p111
Academic Journal
The article presents information on a case study of a 38-year-old man with a 20-year history of paranoid schizophrenia. Physical examination revealed engorgement of both the corpora cavemosa and the corpus spongiosa but no evidence of genital trauma. The patient had a history of psychotic symptoms. During the first 10 years of treatment, the patient had been given various traditional neuroleptics. The patient had no sign of infection; therefore, antibiotics were not given. The diagnosis of low-flow priapism in the patient requires immediate treatment to prevent tissue injury from ongoing stasis in the penile vasculature and to restore normal blood flow.


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