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A case of priapism following intrathecal morphine injection in a dog.

elena lardone, Veronica Giaiot, Paolo Franci.

Abstract
Background: Priapism refers to prolonged erection unrelated to sexual stimulation, with severe sequelae unless treated. In humans, it is a rare complication associated with epidural or spinal opioid administration. Its pathophysiology is unclear. This is the first report of priapism following neuraxial anaesthesia in dog.
Case Description: An intrathecal morphine injection (30 mcg/kg) at L5-L6 for postoperative analgesia was given at the end of surgery for multiple cutaneous mastocytoma of the abdomen and left axillary lymphadenectomy. Painless penile erection occurred 2 hours later and lasted 6 hours, before spontaneously resolving 7 to 8 hours after the injection. No pain or other adverse events (e.g., nausea, urinary retention, itching) were recorded. Recovery was complete without treatment.
Conclusion: Painless, self-resolving priapism is a rare complication associated with intrathecal morphine injection in dogs.

Key words: dog, intrathecal morphine, priapism.


 
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lardone e, Giaiot V, Franci P, . A case of priapism following intrathecal morphine injection in a dog.. Open Vet J. 2022; 12(5): 693-696. doi:10.5455/OVJ.2022.v12.i5.14


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lardone e, Giaiot V, Franci P, . A case of priapism following intrathecal morphine injection in a dog.. Open Vet J. 2022; 12(5): 693-696. doi:10.5455/OVJ.2022.v12.i5.14



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lardone e, Giaiot V, Franci P, . A case of priapism following intrathecal morphine injection in a dog.. Open Vet J. (2022), [cited November 28, 2022]; 12(5): 693-696. doi:10.5455/OVJ.2022.v12.i5.14



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lardone, e., Giaiot, V., Franci, P. & (2022) A case of priapism following intrathecal morphine injection in a dog.. Open Vet J, 12 (5), 693-696. doi:10.5455/OVJ.2022.v12.i5.14



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lardone, elena, Veronica Giaiot, Paolo Franci, and . 2022. A case of priapism following intrathecal morphine injection in a dog.. Open Veterinary Journal, 12 (5), 693-696. doi:10.5455/OVJ.2022.v12.i5.14



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lardone, elena, Veronica Giaiot, Paolo Franci, and . "A case of priapism following intrathecal morphine injection in a dog.." Open Veterinary Journal 12 (2022), 693-696. doi:10.5455/OVJ.2022.v12.i5.14



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lardone, elena, Veronica Giaiot, Paolo Franci, and . "A case of priapism following intrathecal morphine injection in a dog.." Open Veterinary Journal 12.5 (2022), 693-696. Print. doi:10.5455/OVJ.2022.v12.i5.14



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lardone, e., Giaiot, V., Franci, P. & (2022) A case of priapism following intrathecal morphine injection in a dog.. Open Veterinary Journal, 12 (5), 693-696. doi:10.5455/OVJ.2022.v12.i5.14