Priapism

Summary of Priapism
Ischemic priapism is a painful sustained erection lasting more than four hours. It is associated with sickle cell disease and some medications like sildenafil and trazodone. Treatment is with immediate corporal aspiration, intracavernosal phenylephrine, or surgical decompression. Delay in treatment will lead to ischemia and eventual necrosis of penile tissue.

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is an atypical antidepressant that is associated with a risk of priapism.

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A 25-year-old African-American man with a history of sickle cell disease presents to the emergency department with a painful erection that began 28 hours ago. Examination shows that the corpus cavernosa is rigid and tender to palpation, but the glans penis is soft. Cavernous blood gasses show the following:  What of the following is the most appropriate first-step in treatment? 

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