Priapism: a rare presentation in chronic myeloid leukemia

Avtar Singh Dhanju, Princy Tyagi, Sumitoj Singh Dhaliwal, Surender Paul, Rajbinder Singh, Jasdeep Singh, Amardeep Singh Parmar, Deepshikha Singla, K. Thiyagu


Priapism is a rare presenting feature of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML). It is an urological emergency which requires urgent treatment to prevent long term complications, in particular erectile dysfunction. Author report a case of 18 year old male presenting with persistent painful erection of penis for around 14 hours. The patient underwent immediate irrigation and decompression of priapism in emergency and was started on cytoreductive therapy. During hospitalization, peripheral blood smear and bone marrow aspiration confirmed the diagnosis of CML.


Chronic myeloid leukemia, Complications, Emergency, Priapism

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