Diphallia

Common Name(s)

Diphallia, Penile duplication (PD), Diphallic terata, Diphallasparatus

Diphallia, also called penile duplication (PD), diphallic terata, or diphallasparatus, is a rare condition in which a male infant is born with two penises. This is an extremely rare disorder with only approximately 100 cases of diphallia recorded since 1609. When diphallia is present, it is usually accompanied by other congenital anomalies such as renal (kidney), vertebral (spine), hindgut or anorectal (anus and rectum) duplication. There is also a higher risk of spina bifida. Infants born with PD and its related conditions have a higher death rate from various infections associated with their more complex renal or colorectal systems.

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A rare case of isolated complete diphallia and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Vijay Kumar Kundal, Mufique Gajdhar, Arvind K Shukla, Raksha Kundal

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A 3-year-old boy presented with complaints of abnormal genitalia. On examination, there was penile duplication with two completely separate phalluses, unequal in size, one with hypospadias and the other with meatus at the tip of the glans. Voiding cystourethrography revealed a normal ...

Last Updated: 15 Feb 2013

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