Familial idiopathic priapism: A case report

H. M. Nagler, Ralph W deVere White, M. Roberts

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Idiopathic priapism is a diagnosis made by exclusion of identifiable etiologies and is found in 43 to 58 per cent of the cases. We report a case of priapism that was investigated exhaustively and classified as idiopathic. In addition, 3 brothers also reported similar episodes of priapism. Although a common abnormality exists presumably, we were unable to define an etiology. Therefore, this case was designated as familial idiopathic priapism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)542-543
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Urology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

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  • Urology


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