Risperidone-Induced Priapism: A Case Report

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To the Editor: Priapism is a prolonged, painful, and persistent penile erection usually not associated with sexual stimulation. Priapism results from an obstruction in the venous drainage of the corpora cavernosa of the penis sparing the glans penis and corpora spongiosa; thus, only the corpora cavernosa are turgid without affecting the other 2 components. It is this finding that distinguishes priapism from a normal penile erection.1

Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2009;11(4):174-175 [letter]

https://doi.org/10.4088/PCC.08l00666