Summary | Priapism
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<< Emergency Department Management of Priapism (Pharmacology CME)

Summary

There are 3 main types of priapism: ischemic (low-flow), nonischemic (high-flow), and recurrent ischemic priapism (intermittent or stuttering). ED evaluation should focus on diagnosing and treating true ischemic priapism, as it is a penile compartment syndrome. Distinguishing factors include a prolonged, painful, fully rigid erection with flaccid glans, usually in the context of intracavernosal injection or hemoglobinopathy. 

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