What are the complications of priapism in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD)?

Updated: May 12, 2021
  • Author: Joseph E Maakaron, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Complications of priapism and treatment include bleeding from the holes placed in the penis as part of the aspiration or shunting procedures, infections, skin necrosis, damage or strictures of the urethra, fistulas, and impotence. If impotence persists for 12 months, the patient may wish to consider implantation of a semirigid penile prosthesis.

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