Priapism in teenage boys following depot testosterone
Donaldson JF, Davis N, Davies JH, Rees RW, Steinbrecher HA. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2012;25(11-12):1173-6. doi: 10.1515/jpem-2012-0270.

Abstract

Abstract Priapism is rare in children and may result in erectile dysfunction and sexual aversion behaviours. Testosterone therapy is commonly regarded as safe in children and is widely used in constitutional delay of growth and puberty, hypogonadism, hypospadias and micropenis. We report two cases of priapism in teenage boys with constitutional delay of growth and puberty after a change in the formulation of depot testosterone. One case required surgical intervention and the other was preceded by stuttering priapism. These cases illustrate the importance of patient and/or parent counselling before testosterone administration and consideration of lower doses in at-risk patients.