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Chemotherapeutic Treatment of Priapism in Metastatic Rectal Cancer

Authors
Journal
Case Reports in Gastroenterology
1662-0631
Publisher
S. Karger AG
Publication Date
Volume
2
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1159/000183537
Keywords
  • Published: December 2008
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

A 65-year-old man was admitted with penile tenderness and dysuria due to priapism. Enhanced computed tomography revealed metastatic tumors in the liver, lung, sacrum and lymph nodes. Advanced rectal cancer, detected by colonoscopy as a primary tumor, was treated with chemotherapy (FOLFOX4). Although the rectal cancer showed no change, five months of chemotherapy improveid the priapism, suggesting that chemotherapy can improve rare symptoms of rectal cancer.

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