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Vol. 25 - Num. 97

Clinical Reviews

Neonatal priapism

Jacqueline Incio Onolascoa, Lucía Castro Vargasb, Linn Chu Fuentesb

aServicio de Pediatría. Hospital Belén. Trujillo. Perú. Escuela de Medicina Humana. Universidad Privada Antenor Orrego. Perú .
bEstudiante. Escuela de Medicina Humana. Universidad Privada Antenor Orrego. Trujillo. Perú.

Correspondence: J Incio . E-mail:

Reference of this article: Incio Onolasco J, Castro Vargas L, Chu Fuentes L. Neonatal priapism . Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2023;25:e15-e19.

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Priapism is characterized by the presence of a prolonged and persistent penile erection lasting more than 4 hours that is not associated with sexual stimulation. Neonatal priapism is a rare entity with few cases reported till the date. A case of a male neonate with neonatal priapism is described. Within his history, he was small for gestational age (SGA), thus he was hospitalized. At the time of examination, the scrotum and penis showed no signs of cyanosis, both testicles were descended. Laboratory tests revealed polycythemia. He was evaluated by the Urology service who made the final diagnosis of neonatal Priapism secondary to Polycythemia. The treatment was conservative.


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