Priapism in sickle cell disease: the case for early implantation of the penile prosthesis.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES Recurrent ischemic priapism in sickle cell (SS) patients often leads to impotence. Blockage of venous outflow by sickle cells leads to anoxia of the cavernosal smooth muscle with subsequent replacement of the erectile tissue with dense fibrosis. This study evaluates the efficacy of early penile prosthesis implantation in patients with priapism… (More)

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