Search tips
Search criteria 


Logo of bmjcrBMJ Case ReportsVisit this articleSubmit a manuscriptReceive email alertsContact usBMJ
BMJ Case Rep. 2010; 2010: bcr0720092135.
Published online 2010 October 12. doi:  10.1136/bcr.07.2009.2135
PMCID: PMC3028547
Rare disease

Malignant priapism secondary to adenocarcinoma of the prostate


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.

Articles from BMJ Case Reports are provided here courtesy of BMJ Publishing Group