Ketamine For Sickle Cell Priapism: A Case Report & Literature Review
Keywords:Priapism, Ketamine, Detumescence, Sickle cell disease, Case report
Priapism is a urological emergency that requires swift intervention to prevent complications. Here, we present a case in which ketamine effectively induced detumescence in an adult patient suffering from priapism secondary to sickle cell disease. Our review explores the efficacy of ketamine for priapism from diverse causes beyond sickle cell disease, as well as its use in paediatric populations, while also assessing its safety profile. Based on the evidence, we recommend the use of ketamine for priapism in acute care settings. The valuable insights provided by our study encourage additional investigation and educated clinical judgement to improve patient outcomes in the treatment of this condition.
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