Stuttering priapism post C-spine schwannoma excision: case report


  • Ngwobia Peter Agwu Urology Unit, Department of Surgery, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria
  • Ali Lasseini Department of Neurosurgery, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria



Abnormal erectile physiology, Cervical spine trauma, Prevention, Pharmacologic therapy


Priapism is prolonged penile erection that persists beyond or is unrelated to sexual stimulation and this is associated with significant psychological, socioeconomic and physical morbidity. It is a urologic emergency as delayed intervention may result in penile fibrosis and consequent erectile dysfunction. The aim of this paper is to present our experience in the management of the rare occurrence of stuttering priapism in a 32 years old man following surgical excision of cervical schwannoma during the early postoperative period and review relevant literature on management of this urologic entity. Stuttering priapism may complicate cervical spine tumor excision but may demonstrate complete patient recovery.


Author Biographies

Ngwobia Peter Agwu, Urology Unit, Department of Surgery, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria

Senior Lecturer/ honorary Consultant Urologic Surgeon

Ali Lasseini, Department of Neurosurgery, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria

Department of Neurosurgery


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