Case Report: First Reported Case of Human With Triphallia

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First Reported Case of Human With Triphallia

April 15, 2021

  • Abnormal number of penises is an extremely rare congenital anomaly which affects one in every 5.5 million live births.
  • Affected patients may also have some other associated congenital anomalies.
  • A 3-month old baby from Duhok, Iraq was presented due to hydrocele.
  • Hydrocele is the swelling of scrotum due to fluid accumulation.[1]
  • Upon examination, three penises were observed, one original and two supernumerary in the perineum.
  • The first of the supernumerary penises was about 2 cm long with a glans and was attached to the root of the penis.
  • The second one was about 1 cm long and was below the scrotum.
  • A surgery was performed to remove the hydrocele.
  • Both of the supernumerary penises were extending to the perineal region and were connected to the original penis.
  • Both of the supernumerary penises had corpora cavernosum and spongiosum with the absence of urethra.
  • All the supernumerary penises were surgically cut and both corpora were sutured.
  • The patient was later discharged with no post-surgery events.
  • Follow up was done with no reported unfavorable events.
  • Triphallia is a condition where male infant is born with three penises and is unreported in human until now.
  • Each case of supernumerary penises are unique.
  • Penile position in this anomaly may be ectopic (abnormal location) or orthotopic (normal location).
  • Treatment is difficult due to medical, ethical, and cosmetic aspects.
  • Multidisciplinary team is required for the management of this condition.
  • Depending on the development of corpora and the anatomy of urethra, excision or reconstruction of the duplicate penis may be required.

Source:

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2210261220310245

[1] https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/16294-hydrocele

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