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Stuttering priapism associated with hereditary spherocytosis
Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Oct  2007 (Vol.  14, Issue  5, Pages( 3702 - 3704)
PMID: 17949526


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  • Stuttering priapism is a clinical phenomenon that occurs commonly in certain patient populations, including sickle cell anemia and other hematologic dyscrasias. Although the mechanism is still not completely understood, treatment is focused on prevention of recurrence in the outpatient setting, and immediate detumescence and minimizing corporal fibrosis in the acute setting. We present a case of stuttering priapism in a 44 year-old male with hereditary spherocytosis and discuss the pathophysiology and clinical management of this entity.