Sleep-related painful erections.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_78B5FC8B5D39
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Collection
Publications
Title
Sleep-related painful erections.
Journal
Nature Clinical Practice. Urology
Author(s)
Karsenty G., Werth E., Knapp P.A., Curt A., Schurch B., Bassetti C.L.
ISSN
1743-4270 (Print)
ISSN-L
1743-4270
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2005
Volume
2
Number
5
Pages
256-260; quiz 261
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Case Reports ; Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish
Abstract
BACKGROUND: A 45-year-old man presented with repeated awakenings at night caused by nocturnal painful erections, in sharp contrast with normal erections at other times, 2 years after surgical removal of a thoracic (Th6-7) ependymoma.
INVESTIGATIONS: Physical examination, pharmaco-sensitized penile Doppler ultrasound, spinal and brain MRI, neurophysiological work-up (tibial and perineal somatosensory-evoked potential; hand, foot and perineal sympathetic skin response assessment), polysomnography with recording of nocturnal penile tumescence.
DIAGNOSIS: Sleep-related painful erections, characterized by penile pain during nocturnal erection, typically during rapid eye movement sleep, in the presence of a residual thoracic spinal cord syndrome.
MANAGEMENT: Amitriptyline, an antidepressant that suppresses rapid eye movement sleep, was ineffective. Treatments with other antidepressants, clozapine and beta-blockers were suggested, but the patient declined because of potential severe side effects.
Keywords
Central Cord Syndrome/complications, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Priapism/etiology, Sleep
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Web of science
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05/11/2014 12:12
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20/08/2019 14:35
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