What are the sign and symptoms of high-flow priapism?

Updated: Dec 26, 2019
  • Author: Osama Al-Omar, MD, MBA, FACS, FEBU; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Answer

High-flow priapism is generally not painful and may manifest in an episodic manner. Characteristics of high-flow priapism include the following:

  • Adequate arterial flow
  • Well-oxygenated corpora
  • Evidence of trauma: Blunt or penetrating injury to the penis or perineum (straddle injury is usually the initiating event)

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