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Vol. 26 - Num. 101

Clinical Reviews

Prolonged painful erection

María Abad Cortésa, Carlos Marcilla Vázquezb, María Ramírez Piquerasc, Ana López Villanuevaa, Osane Romero Pardoa, Andrea Espada Garcíaa

aMIR-Pediatría. Complejo Hospitalario Universitario. Albacete. España.
bServicio de Pediatría. Complejo Hospitalario Universitario. Gerencia de Atención Integrada de Albacete. Albacete. España.
cCirujano pediátrico. Complejo Hospitalario Universitario. Albacete. España.

Correspondence: M Abad. E-mail:

Reference of this article: Abad Cortés M, Marcilla Vázquez C, Ramírez Piqueras M, López Villanueva A, Romero Pardo O, Espada García A. Prolonged painful erection . Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2024;26:e13-e15.

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Priapism is a prolonged and painful penile erection, which occurs without prior sexual stimulation. There are two main types, high-flow priapism and low-flow priapism. Although on most occasions the underlying cause will be unknown, it may be the first manifestation of serious disease.

In the pediatric patient with prolonged erection we must differentiate between recurrent penile erection and the different types of priapism since each entity requires a specific management and implies a different prognosis.


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