Priapism - A rare presentation in chronic myeloid leukemia: Case report and review of the literature

Meng Wei Chang, Chung Chih Tang, Shy Shin Chang

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Priapism is a complication rarely seen in leukemia. We report a 21-year-old man presented with persistent painful erection of penis for 19 hours at home. The patient had undergone immediate irrigation and decompression of priapism by urologist at emergency department. This approach resulted in a flaccid penis later. During hospitalization, peripheral blood smear and bone marrow aspiration was confirmatory of chronic myeloid leukemia. No impotency nor other sequela was noted after his discharge. This case illustrates the importance of all physicians in the diagnosis and management of patients with priapism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)288-292
Number of pages5
JournalChang Gung Medical Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2003
Externally publishedYes



  • Chronic myeloid leukemia
  • Emergency department
  • Impotency
  • Priapism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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