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Case Reports in Pediatrics
Volume 2016, Article ID 6976439, 3 pages
Case Report

High Flow Priapism in a Pediatric Patient after Circumcision with Dorsal Penile Nerve Block

Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA

Received 1 July 2016; Revised 3 August 2016; Accepted 4 August 2016

Academic Editor: Carmelo Romeo

Copyright © 2016 Michael A. Granieri et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We report the first documented case of high flow priapism after circumcision with dorsal penile nerve block. A 7-year-old male who had undergone circumcision three years before presented to our institution with a 3-year history of persistent nonpainful erections. Workup revealed a high flow priapism and, after discussion of the management options, the patient’s family elected continued observation.