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is defined as persistent painful erection of
penis. The disorder is idiopathic in 60% cases while the
remaining 40% of cases are associated
cell disease, pelvic tumours, pelvic
infections), penile trauma and spinal cord injury.
stimulation is also
said to initiate the
condition. The term pariapism
is derived from the name of
the Greek God of fertility, Priapus.