Posttraumatic high-flow priapism in children treated with autologous blood clot embolization: long-term results and review of the literature

Cantasdemir M., Gulsen F., Solak S., Numan F.

PEDIATRIC RADIOLOGY, vol.41, no.5, pp.627-632, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00247-010-1912-3
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.627-632
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Usually high-flow priapism is caused by perineal or penile blunt trauma with direct cavernosal artery injury and formation of an arterial-lacunar fistula. Rarely, cavernosal artery injury may result from penetrating trauma. Treatment of high-flow priapism is not considered an emergency because patients are at low risk for permanent complications. For this type of priapism there are several options for treatment including embolization or surgical ligation.