Successful treatment of low-flow priapism associated with phenothiazine therapy


Correspondence: Nobuyuki Kondoh MD, Department of Urology, Hyogo College of Medicine, 1–1 Mukogawa-cho, Nishinomiya City, Hyogo, 663–8501, Japan. Email:


Abstract We present a case of low-flow priapism that was successfully treated. A 21-year-old man with a history of schizophrenia was admitted with a painful complete erection. He had taken propericiazine, phenothiazine derivatives, before hospitalization and was treated with a glandular–cavernosal shunt (El-Ghorab's procedure). Currently, he is able to have erections without any changes in his quality of life.