September 1971

Intracorporal Shunt Procedure for Priapism

Author Affiliations

Iowa City
From the Department of Urology, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City.

Arch Surg. 1971;103(3):409-410. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1971.01350090091020

A corpus cavernosum—corpus spongiosum (intracorporal) shunt satisfactorily alleviated idiopathic priapism in a 20-year-old patient. Early execution of such a procedure preceded by aspiration and heparin sodium flushing of the corpora will prevent or retard the development of corporal fibrosis and impotence.