High Flow Priapism on ¹⁸FDG PET/CT in a Patient with Urothelial Carcinoma: Case Report


  •   A. Ouboukdir

  •   J. Benouhoud

  •   H. Lachhab

  •   C. Waffar

  •   Y. Ghannam


We studied a 52-year-old man diagnosed with a high-grade urothelial carcinoma of the upper urinary tract treated with nephroureterectomy and chemotherapy who presented a benign high-flow priapism with intensive 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake as an unusual finding in the positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) that also showed mediastinal and lumbo-aortic node involvement and liver metastases. Upon examination, the patient had a painless erection that lasted for five days with no episode of recurrence at two-month follow-up.

Keywords: ¹⁸F-FDG uptake;, high-flow, PET/CT, priapism


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Ouboukdir, A., Benouhoud, J., Lachhab, H., Waffar, C., & Ghannam, Y. (2021). High Flow Priapism on ¹⁸FDG PET/CT in a Patient with Urothelial Carcinoma: Case Report. European Journal of Medical and Health Sciences, 3(3), 39-40. https://doi.org/10.24018/ejmed.2021.3.3.861

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