Sapheno-Cavernous Shunt: A Vascular Approach In The Treatment Of Ischemic Priapism

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  • Carlos Veiga Department of Angiology and Vascular Surgery, Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Porto, Portugal https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8721-0702
  • Diogo Nunes-Carneiro Department of Urology, Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Porto, Portugal
  • Miguel Silva-Ramos Department of Urology, Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Porto, Portugal
  • Pedro Sá Pinto Department of Angiology and Vascular Surgery, Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Porto, Portugal
  • Rui Almeida Department of Angiology and Vascular Surgery, Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Porto, Portugal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.48729/pjctvs.338

Abstract

Priapism is an urologic emergency defined as an erection that persists for more than 4 hours and is unrelated or lasts beyond sexual stimulation. Ischemic priapism, caused by prolonged venous occlusion within the corporal bodies, works as a compartment syndrome that requires prompt resolution in order to preserve erectile function.

We present two cases of ischemic priapism refractory to conventional treatment that were treated with the help of vascular surgeons. In both cases a sapheno-cavernous shunt was effective in achieving detumescence and erectile function recovery. Despite rarely described in literature, this can be a safe and effective technique in the treatment of ischemic priapism.

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Published

14-01-2023

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Veiga C, Nunes-Carneiro D, Silva-Ramos M, Sá Pinto P, Almeida R. Sapheno-Cavernous Shunt: A Vascular Approach In The Treatment Of Ischemic Priapism. Rev Port Cir Cardiotorac Vasc [Internet]. 2023 Jan. 14 [cited 2023 Feb. 3];29(4):61-3. Available from: https://pjctvs.com/index.php/journal/article/view/338

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