Low-flow priapism is a rare condition whereby there is a persistent, painful erection. The patient often presents late because of embarrassment. Failure to recognise this as an emergency and instigate immediate treatment may lead to cavernosal tissue ischaemia, fibrosis and subsequent long-term impotence. A case of low-flow priapism, that demonstrated a lack of urgency and understanding is discussed. An internet-based literature search provided a treatment regimen with resolution of tumescence.
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