A rare but significant cause of priapism in the elderly: multiple myeloma

Bahat G., Tufan F., Akin S., Atay K., Saka B., Kutlu O., ...More

AGING CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH, vol.23, pp.495-497, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf03325247
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.495-497
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Priapism is a rare symptom with diverse etiological factors. Although most cases in adults are secondary to drug use and intracavernosal injections, blood dyscrasias and hypercoagulable states, vasculitis, penile metastases, neurological conditions, spider bites, carbon monoxide poisoning, and total parenteral nutrition may also result in priapism. We report a case of recurrent and refractory priapism in a 61-year-old man which was diagnosed as multiple myeloma after emergence of hypercalcemia and renal failure due to progression of the underlying pathology. The value of the initial diagnostic approach is emphasized. (C)2011, Editrice Kurtis