Priapism in hematological and coagulative disorders: an update

  title={Priapism in hematological and coagulative disorders: an update},
  author={Belinda F. Morrison and Arthur L. Burnett},
  journal={Nature Reviews Urology},
Priapism is a true urological emergency that is typified by a persistent and painful erection. High-risk groups include patients with hematological or coagulative disorders; for example, those with sickle cell disease, leukemia or glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency. The diagnosis for priapism must be made urgently using patient history, physical examination and blood gas findings on corporal aspiration. Emergency treatment is needed to avoid erectile dysfunction. However, in high-risk… CONTINUE READING