International Journal of Hematology and Oncology 2019, Vol 29, Num 4 Page(s): 153-155
PRIAPISM AS AN INITIAL PRESENTATION OF CHRONIC MYELOGENOUS LEUKEMIA: A CASE REPORT

A. Egemen AVCI1, Fatih KURTULUŞ1, Adem FAZLIOĞLU1, Serkan KESKİN2, Özgür GÜÇTAŞ1, Mete ÇEK1

1Taksim Eğitim Hastanesi, Urology Clinic
2Taksim Eğitim Hastanesi, Internal Medicine Clinic, İSTANBUL

Keywords: Priapism, Chronic myeloid leukemia, Penile erection
We report the case of a man with priapism, which is the initial presentation of chronic myelogenous leukemia. Aspiration and decompression was performed to the patient admitted to our clinic with the diagnosis of priapism.During hospitalization, peripheral blood smear and bone marrow aspiration was done in patient leucocytosis was detected. Hydroksyurea and allopurinol was started to the patient after chronic myeloid leukemia was confirmed. In one week leucocyte level was decreased to normal values.


This case demonstrates the importance of identifying the underlying cause of priapism, as it directly influences both initial and ongoing management.