Intraoperative Priapism during Neuraxial Anaesthesia Resulting in Trouble to the Urologist: A Case Report

Vol 4 | Issue 2 | May-Aug 2018 | page: 30-32 | Garg Jyoti, Ho Vui Kian, Challa Satish Kumar.


Authors: Garg Jyoti [1], Ho Vui Kian [1], Challa Satish Kumar Reddy [3].

[1] Department of anaesthesia, Sengkang General Hospital, Singapore.

[2] Department of Anaesthesia, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore.

[3] Department of Anaesthesia, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore.

Address of Correspondence

Dr. Garg Jyoti,
CU-102, Vishakha Enclave,
Pitam Pura, Delhi, 110034, India.
Email: jyotileo@gmail.com


Abstract

Introduction: Priapism following neuraxial anaesthesia for urological endoscopic procedures is uncommon and may result in delay or even postponement of scheduled operations. An imbalance between sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system usually contributes to intraoperative penile erection, although local stimulation before complete sensory blockade may also lead to priapism.

Case Report: We discuss a case of successful management of priapism in 47-year-old Chinese male patient listed for transurethral resection of bladder tumor following a subarachnoid block.

Conclusion: With a detailed knowledge about the pathophysiology of intraoperative penile erection, anaesthesiologist can appropriately direct treatment depending on the individual patient and hence minimize the risks of subsequent complications.

Keywords: Priapism, spinal anaesthesia, glycopyrrolate, phenylephrine.


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How to Cite this Article: Garg J, Ho HV, Reddy CSK. Intraoperative Priapism during Neuraxial Anaesthesia Resulting in Trouble to the Urologist: A Case Report.. Journal of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Case Reports May-Aug 2018; 4(2);30-32.


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