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ScientificWorldJournal. 2008 Feb 19;8:176-81. doi: 10.1100/tsw.2008.35.

Use of magnetic resonance angiography in diagnosis and decision making of post-traumatic, high-flow priapism.

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Urology Department, Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt. a_assmy@yahoo.com

Abstract

The ideal imaging modality should demonstrate the presence or absence of a clinically significant causative vascular lesion which, in high-flow arterial priapism, may need intervention. We report a 22-year-old male with post-traumatic arterial priapism. Doppler US could not reliably identify a significant vascular lesion. Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) demonstrated the presence of cavernous artery pseudoaneurysm. Based on this finding, embolization was decided with a successful outcome. Contrast enhanced The ideal imaging modality should demonstrate the presence or absence of a clinically significant, causative vascular lesion that, in high-flow arterial priapism, may need intervention. We report a 22-year-old male with post-traumatic arterial priapism. Color Doppler ultrasound could not reliably identify a significant vascular lesion. Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) demonstrated the presence of a cavernous artery pseudoaneurysm. Based on this finding, embolization was decided, with a successful outcome. Contrast-enhanced MRA appears to be a useful, noninvasive diagnostic tool for decision making in cases of high-flow priapism.

PMID:
18301819
PMCID:
PMC5849135
DOI:
10.1100/tsw.2008.35
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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