Urology Research & Practice
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Management of Priapism: Results of a Nationwide Survey and Comparison with International Guidelines

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Department of Urology, Taksim Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

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Department of Urology, Bağcılar Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

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Istanbul Provincial Health Directorate, Istanbul, Turkey

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Department of Urology, Elazığ City Hospital, Elazığ, Turkey

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Department of Urology, Esenyurt Necmi Kadıoğlu State Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

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Department of Urology, Ankara City Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

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Department of Urology, Ankara Gülhane Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

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Department of Urology, Bursa Yüksek Ihtisas Training and Research Hospital, Bursa, Turkey

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Department of Urology, Katip Çelebi University, School of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey

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Department of Urology, Okmeydanı Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

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Department of Urology, Haydarpaşa Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

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Department of Urology, Erciyes University, School of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey

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Department of Urology, Gaziantep University, School of Medicine, Gaziantep, Turkey

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Department of Urology, Adıyaman University, School of Medicine, Adiyaman, Turkey

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Department of Urology, Bozyaka Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey

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Department of Urology, Şişli Etfal Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

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Department of Urology, Kartal Dr Lütfi Kırdar Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

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Department of Urology, Evliya Çelebi Training and Research Hospital, Kütahya, Turkey

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Department of Urology, Göztepe Medeniyet University, School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey

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Department of Urology, Medipol University, School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey

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Department of Urology, Biruni University, School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey

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Department of Urology, Karabük University, School of Medicine, Karabuk, Turkey

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Department of Urology, Van YY University, School of Medicine, Van, Turkey

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Department of Urology, University of Health Sciences, Şişli Hamidiye Etfal Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

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Başkent Üniversitesi Konya Araştırma ve Uygulama Merkezi, Anesteziyoloji ve Reanimasyon Kliniği, Konya

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Department of Urology, Giresun University, School of Medicine, Giresun, Turkey

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Department of Urology, Dışkapı Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

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Department of Urology, Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

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Department of Urology, Koru Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

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Department of Urology, Cumhuriyet University, School of Medicine, Sivas, Turkey

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Department of Urology, Bursa Education and Research hospital, Bursa, Turkey

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Department of Urology, Keçiören Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

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Department of Urology, Ümraniye Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

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Department of Urology, Bahceşehir University, School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey

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Department of Urology, Fırat University, School of Medicine, Elazığ, Turkey

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Department of Urology, Adana City Hospital, Adana, Turkey

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Department of Urology, Eskişehir City Hospital, Eskişehir, Turkey

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Department of Urology, Kocaeli State Hospital, Kocaeli, Turkey

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Department of Urology, Samsun Training and Research Hospital, Samsun, Turkey

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Department of Urology, Balıkesir University, School of Medicine, Balıkesir, Turkey

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Department of Urology, Akçakale State Hospital, Şanlıurfa, Turkey

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Department of Urology,Gaziosmanpaşa Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

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Department of Urology, Gazi University, School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

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Department of Urology, Kahta State Hospital, Adıyaman, Turkey

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Department of Urology, Atatürk University, School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey

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Department of Urology, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

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Department of Urology, University of Health Sciences, İzmir Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, İzmir, Turkey

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Department of Urology, Şanlıurfa Training and Research Hospital, Şanlıurfa, Turkey

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Department of Urology, Rize Training and Research Hospital, Rize, Turkey

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Department of Urology, Medical Park Hospital, Elazığ, Turkey

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Department of Urology, Malatya Training and Research Hospital, Malatya, Turkey

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Department of Urology, Gülhane Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

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Department of Urology, Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey

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Department of Urology, Darende State Hospital, Malatya, Turkey

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Department of Urology, Ankara Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

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Department of Urology, Medipol Mega University Hospital, İstanbul Medipol University. Istanbul, Turkey

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Department of Urology, Section of Andrology, Istanbul University, Istanbul School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey On Behalf of Turkish Urology Academy

Urol Res Pract 2023; 49: 225-232
DOI: 10.5152/tud.2023.22209
Read: 1205 Downloads: 447 Published: 01 July 2023

Objective: The aim of this study is to evaluate current urologic practice regarding the management of priapism in Turkey and compare with international guidelines.

Methods: Urologists and urology residents were invited to an online survey consisting of 30 multiple-choice questions on priapism-related clinical practices that were consid- ered most important and relevant to practices by using Google Forms.

Results: Total number of responses was 340. Respondents reported that they recorded a detailed patient’s medical history and physical examination findings (n = 340, 100%) and laboratory testing, which includes corporal blood gas analysis (n=323, 95%). Participants announced that they performed Doppler ultrasound for 1/4 cases (n = 106, 31%), but 22% of the participants (n=75) replied that they performed in >75% of cases. Participants (n=311, 91%) responded that the first-line treatment of ischemic priapism is decompression of the corpus cavernosum. Moreover, most respondents (n = 320, 94%) stated that sympathomimetic injection drugs should be applied as the second step. About three-quarters of respondents (n = 247, 73%) indicated adrenaline as their drug of choice. Phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors seems to be the most pre- ferred drug for stuttering priapism (n=141, 41%). Participants (n=284, 84%) replied that corpora-glanular shunts should be preferred as the first. A large number of par- ticipants (n = 239, 70%) declared that magnetic resonance imaging can be performed in cases with delayed (>24 hours) priapism to diagnose corporal necrosis. Most of the participants (84%) responded that penile prosthesis should be preferred to shunts in cases with delayed (>48 hours) priapism.

Conclusion: It would be appropriate to improve the training offered by professional associations and to give more training time to the management of priapism during residency.

Cite this article as: Kalkanli A, Zeki Sönmez S, Guvel M, et al. Management of priapism: Results of a nationwide survey and comparison with international guidelines. Urol Res Pract. 2023;49(4):225-232.

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