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Title: Selective Embolization of Bilateral Arterial Cavernous Fistulas for Posttraumatic Penile Arterial Priapism

A 22-year-old man suffered a hiking accident with perineal trauma and developed a nonpainful priapism secondary to bilateral arterial-cavernosal fistulas. To minimize the risk of impotence in this young patient, successive selective embolizations with autologous blood clot were performed to close the fistulas. This led to an uncomplicated full recovery. No fistula was detectable on Doppler ultrasonography at 1-year follow-up. Review of the literature confirms the safety of embolization with autologous clot.
Authors:
; ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Lahey Hitchcock Medical Center, 41 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01805 (United States)
  2. Department of Urology, Lahey Hitchcock Medical Center, 41 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01805 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21080512
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology; Journal Volume: 19; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: DOI: 10.1007/s002709900057; Copyright (c) 1996 Springer-Verlag New York Inc; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; ACCIDENTS; BLOOD; BLOOD VESSELS; EMBOLI; INJURIES; PATIENTS; ULTRASONOGRAPHY; VASCULAR DISEASES