Transglandular cavernosum-spongiosum shunt for leukemic priapism in childhood.

  title={Transglandular cavernosum-spongiosum shunt for leukemic priapism in childhood.},
  author={Varoujan K. Altebarmakian and Ronald P. Rabinowitz and Sohail R. Rana and Lawrence J. Ettinger},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  volume={123 2},
Priapism is a complication rarely seen in childhood leukemia. Whatever the etiology the basic pathologic feature is obstruction to venous outflow from the corpora cavernosa. The cavernous bodies are erect but the glans penis and the corpus spongiosum usually remain soft. Various forms of treatment have been advocated for the management of this condition and have met with varying degrees of success. A boy with acute lymphocytic leukemia presented with priapism. Although radiation and… CONTINUE READING