Partial priapism secondary to tamsulosin: a case report and review of the literature

Kilinc M., Piskin M., Guven S., Gurbuz R., Odev K., Kaynar M.

ANDROLOGIA, vol.41, no.3, pp.199-201, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1439-0272.2008.00908.x
  • Journal Name: ANDROLOGIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.199-201
  • Keywords: Corpus cavernosum, partial priapism, tamsulosin, thrombosis, CORPUS CAVERNOSUM, THROMBOSIS, MANAGEMENT
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: No


Partial priapism is also called partial segmental thrombosis of the corpus cavernosum. It is a rare pathology, and its aetiology, physiopathology and treatment are still not completely understood. To our knowledge, partial priapism due to alpha blockers has not been reported previously in the literature. In this study, a successfully treated case of partial priapism occurring after the usage of alpha blocker is presented and discussed in light of the related literature.