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BMJ Case Rep. 2010; 2010: bcr0720092135.
Published online Oct 12, 2010. doi:  10.1136/bcr.07.2009.2135
PMCID: PMC3028547
Rare disease
Malignant priapism secondary to adenocarcinoma of the prostate
Charles A Kitley,1 Andrew D Mosier,1 Joren Keylock,2 and David Nguyen1
1Department of Radiology, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Washington, USA
2Department of Pathology, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Washington, USA
Correspondence to Charles A Kitley, charles.kitley/at/
The authors report a case of an older gentleman with a history of metastatic prostate cancer who presented to the emergency department following 3 weeks of progressively intermittent and then continuous priapism. After an initial clinical workup, an MRI was performed of the pelvis for further evaluation of the patient's condition which demonstrated metastatic lesions within his corpora cavernosa. The patient underwent follow-up core-needle biopsy with pathologically proven metastasis.
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