Priapism

A Priapism is a painful, persistent, abnormal erection without sexual desire or arousal. It occurs most often in boys aged 5-10 years and in men aged 20-50 years. Pathophysiology The penis consists of three erectile tissue: two corpora cavernosa and one corpus spongiosum. An erection is caused by smooth muscle relaxation and increased arterial blood flow into the corpora cavernosa, resulting in swelling and stiffness. Ischemic priapism Most cases of…

September 3, 2018
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