Since only one penis was functional, the other two were easily removed. The boy, who was not identified, was three months old when the story was first published last year.
The doctors responsible for the case said that only one in six million boys is born with more than one penis in the body. There are about 100 cases of diphallia, two penises, registered worldwide, while this is the first case of triphallia.
Boy was the first in the world to be born with three penisesReprodução/International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Case happened in Iraq reproduction
In a follow-up visit a year after the operation, no problem was found in the boy, according to the doctor Shakir Saleem Jabali, author of the report.
He and other scientists are puzzled by the possible causes of supernumerary penises, whose first case was recorded in 1600. “As far as we know, this is the first case reported with three penises or triphallia,” endorsed Shakir.
The condition is associated with other abnormalities, including being born with two scrotum or anus. There are reports of boys who manage to urinate and ejaculate from both penises. But in this case, the boy’s extra penises were not functional and therefore the surgery was less complicated.
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