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2017 / VOL-7,ISSUE-02,APRIL-JUNE 2017

Emergency leukapheresis in chronic myeloid leukemia presenting with Priapism.

By  Yalamanchili Swapna, Bhaskaran Narmada

Case Report

Page:  1701-1704

Abstract

Chronic Myeloid Leukemia [CML] presenting with priapism is rare and usually caused by leukostasis due to hyperleukocytosis. Priapism is a medical emergency and requires prompt management to avoid irreversible sequel. Therapeutic leukapheresis [mechanical white cell depletion] in the management of hyperleukocytosis and leukostasis is well known. A young patient admitted to Cancer Institute at Chennai, India, with chronic myeloid leukemia and priapism is presented. Treatment of Priapism with Leukapheresis is discussed.

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