Genitourinary complaints account for approximately 5% of emergency department (ED) visits in the United States,1 and one of the most serious of these emergencies is a man presenting with priapism.1,2 Priapism is defined as a persistent penile erection that continues hours beyond, or is unrelated to, sexual stimulation.3,4 There are 3 main types of priapism:
- Ischemic (also referred to as “low-flow” priapism)
- Nonischemic (also referred to as “high-flow” priapism)
- Recurrent ischemic priapism (also referred to as “intermittent” or “stuttering” priapism)
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