Priapism in a 4-year-old boy with late presentation posterior urethral valves: A case report


Luiz G. Freitas Filho, André Lazzarin Marani, Luiz Felipe Brollo, Natasha Mourão, Bruna Cecilia Neves Carvalho, Luiz J. Budib

A four-year-old boy presented painful episodes of priapism always before emptying the bladder since he was two years old, which led to investigation for a possible arteriovenous fistula of the perineal vascular system or a cavernous artery hyper flow. Following different exams in an attempt to establish the diagnosis, the child, actually, was found to have posterior urethral valves. The diagnosis was totally unforeseeable and the urethral valves endoscopic treatment reduced the priapism events with a positive effect on the disease.


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