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Year: 2019   |   Volume: 8   |   Issue: 2   |   Page: 76-78     View issue

Priapism in a pediatric chronic myeloid leukaemia patient: Unusual presentation of a rare disease in children


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Abstract

A rare case of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) presenting with priapism is reported in a pediatric patient. CML accounts for around 15% of hematological malignancies. It is still rarer in the pediatric age group. Investigations revealed hyperleukocytosis due to CML. When conservative management failed, priapism was relieved by shunt procedures and the patient was treated with oral chemotherapy. This case demonstrates the importance of early identification of the underlying cause of priapism, and that the possibility of CML may be kept in mind in pediatric patients too, as it directly influences the management and early diagnosis may preserve sexual function in later life.

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Thakur P, Verma V, Fotedar V, Singh K. Priapism in a pediatric chronic myeloid leukaemia patient: Unusual presentation of a rare disease in children. Clin Cancer Investig J. 2019;8(2):76-8. https://doi.org/10.4103/ccij.ccij_3_19
APA
Thakur, P., Verma, V., Fotedar, V., & Singh, K. (2019). Priapism in a pediatric chronic myeloid leukaemia patient: Unusual presentation of a rare disease in children. Clinical Cancer Investigation Journal, 8(2), 76-78. https://doi.org/10.4103/ccij.ccij_3_19

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