Case ‒ Temporary chemical castration in the management of recurrent priapism

Yooni Yi, Bahaa Malaeb


Stuttering priapism entails repeated, distinct episodes of persistent penile erection despite interval periods of detumescence. While individual episodes are acutely treated, overall management of the patient with recurrent priapism focuses on prevention of future incidents. According to American Urological Association (AUA) guidelines, systemic therapy may be used for prevention of priapism — including hormonal agents, baclofen, digoxin, and terbutaline. Other methods of management include selfinjection of sympathomimetic agents and surgical intervention with placement of a penile prosthesis.1 This case report describes long-term use of hormonal therapy in the management of stuttering priapism in a young male.

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