Kanbara T.,Kochi Health science Center Kochi |
Maehara T.,Kochi Health science Center Kochi |
Arata R.,Kochi Health science Center Kochi |
Ono N.,Kochi Health science Center Kochi
Nishinihon Journal of Urology | Year: 2015
A 50-year old man consulted our emergency room with the chief complaint of painless persistent erection. Seven days earlier he had been struck in the perineum while riding his bicycle and subsequently he became aware of having a painless persistent erection. Physical examination revealed a non-complete erection of the penis. Cavernous blood gas analysis indicated arterial blood. Based on his past history and cavernous blood gas findings, we diagnosed the patient as having nonischemic priapism. We observed the patient under the expectation of spontaneous detumescence. However, as he required treatment for pain of the penis, cavernous artery embolization was performed, resulting in a favorable outcome.