Resolution of recurrent ischemic priapism after celiac plexus block: Case report evidence for its neurogenic origin?

Arthur L. Burnett, Carlos S. Santiago

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Abstract

Introduction. Recurrent ischemic priapism likely has a neurogenic basis for some clinical presentations. Aim. To describe a phenomenon of resolved recurrent ischemic priapism in a patient following celiac plexus block for recurrent upper abdominal pain. Methods. The case report profiled a 44-year-old Caucasian man whodeveloped recurrent ischemic priapism after retroperitoneal surgery. He had failed multiple conventional interventions for his priapism. After he underwent a celiac plexus block for recurrent upper abdominal pain, his recurrent priapism episodes immediately stopped. Main Outcome Measures. Clinical history regarding priapism occurrences. Results. The patient obtained a resolution of his priapism after celiac plexus block, without recurrences at a 6-month follow-up assessment. Conclusions. Celiac plexus block successfully led to resolution of recurrent ischemic priapism of probable neurogenic origin associated with spinal nerve outflow injury.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)886-889
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Sexual Medicine
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009

Keywords

  • Autonomic
  • Erection
  • Nerve
  • Penis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Urology

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