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Baby Born With Three Penises Shocks Doctors As He Becomes First In The World To Have Such Features

Baby Born With Three Penises Shocks Doctors As He Becomes First In The World To Have Such Features

A baby boy has been born with three penises in Duhok, Iraq.

According to a team of doctors, the baby who was born three months ago is the first-ever human to be born with such features.

It was gathered, his parents discovered “two skin projections” at the base of his scrotum after which they took him to the hospital.

The doctors were baffled when they discovered that they were penises. One measured 2cm while the other was 1cm – only one of the penises had a head The condition is called triphallia.

After it was discovered that the child’s main penis the only one was functioning, doctors decided to carry out surgery on the baby to remove the other two penises.

The team, led by Dr Shakir Saleem Jabali, wrote in the International Journal of Surgery Case Reports:

“Triphallia (three penises) is unreported condition in human until now.

Patients with supernumerary penises have unique presentation and no cases are identical.

Treatment is difficult because it poses medical, ethical, and cosmetic aspects. A combined multidisciplinary team is required for the management and long term follow up is required.

Excision or reconstruction of the duplicate penis is required depending on the corporal development and anatomy of the urethra.”

Note that Diphallia, a condition where a child is born with two penises, affects one in six million boys. It was first reported in 1609 by Swiss doctor Johannes Jacob Wecker when he analysed a cadaver.

Since then, only around 1,000 cases have been reported. The condition is not a danger in itself, but can lead to health complications.

People with diphallia often experience other congenital defects, including digestive and urinary tract problems.

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