Ketamine For Sickle Cell Priapism: A Case Report & Literature Review


  • Mohamad Bakir College of Medicine, Alfaisal University, Saudi Arabia
  • Sharafaldeen Bin Nafisah Disaster Management Department and Emergency Dispatch Center of King Fahd Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia



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.




How to Cite

Bakir, M., & Bin Nafisah, S. . (2023). Ketamine For Sickle Cell Priapism: A Case Report & Literature Review. The Journal of Medicine, Law & Public Health, 3(2), 242–244.



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