Non-ischemic priapism following recurrent idiopathic ischemic priapism treated successfully with selective arterial embolization and postoperative vacuum therapy before delayed inflatable penile prosthesis placement: A single case report. IJU case reports Del Giudice, F. n., Busetto, G. M., Chung, B. I., Conti, S. L., Ferro, M. n., Maggi, M. n., Sciarra, A. n., Perito, P. E., Gross, M. S., Antonini, G. n., De Berardinis, E. n. 2018; 1 (1): 13–15


Priapism is defined as a persistent tumescence or erection of the penis not associated to sexual desire and/or stimulation. Idiopathic recurrent priapism may also occasionally follow treatment of veno-occlusive priapism and represents a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge.We report a single case of non-ischemic priapism that resulted after distal shunting procedure for severe and prolonged ischemic priapism and yet occurred without evidence of a cavernosal-sinusoidal fistula that was successfully treated with a bilateral selective arterial embolization. Our protocol of delayed inflatable penile prosthesis placement after a vacuum erectile device program was implemented.The continuing use of a vacuum erectile device represented a bridge and an adjuvant therapy useful to facilitate later prosthesis placement. Anatomical and functional outcomes were optimal. No postoperative complaints or complications were reported.

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