Emergency Leukapheresis in Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Presenting with Priapism

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences,2017,7,2,1701-1704.
Published:June 2017
Type:Case Report
Author(s) affiliations:

Yalamanchili Swapna*, Bhaskaran Narmada

Cancer Institute (WIA), Adyar, Chennai-600036, Tamil Nadu, India.


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.

Pre Leukapheresis patient lab analysis report