Boy born with two penises gets bigger one chopped off by doctors
A BOY born with two penises had to have one removed – but doctors went with the larger one.
The boy from Brazil is one in a million boys born with a double penis.
Doctors in São Paulo said only 100 men with diphallia have been described in the medical literature so far.
They describe their own case report in Journal of Pediatric Urology of a boy who had two todgers lying side by side.
He had “complete” diphallia, as opposed to just an “accessory” penis or stump.
The unnamed patient was two years old when he underwent surgery for unknown reasons.
Because the left penis was larger, the medical team planned to save it and get rid of the smaller, right penis.
Both penises, although different in size, were visibly similar and functional.
The mother said that both penises had the ability to become erect.
But research showed that each penis had only one of two erectile tissue – spongy columns of tissue that fill with blood and cause the penis to harden.
Doctors determined that the boy could only urinate with the smaller penis, which was confirmed by the mother.
The urethra of the larger one was too narrow for the passage of urine, MailOnline reported.
So the choice was “functionality, not size” – that is, the larger penis had to go.
Surgeons completely removed the left penis and filmed the process in a video posted online diary.
Before and after photos show how cleanly the Brazilian team was able to cut off the left penis and sew up the remaining skin.
It is not clear how well the boy will be able to achieve erections in the future as he only has one erection chamber in his remaining penis.
It comes after doctors in Uzbekistan described the case of a seven-year-old boy with two fully functioning penises.
Both penises had urethras and erectile tissue.
But the case report, published in Urological case reportsShe did not explicitly say whether both penises can be erected.
It’s also not clear why it took the patient’s parents seven years to treat the condition and medics eventually removed one of the shafts.
According to MedicalNewsToday, there is nothing to say about men with double penises cannot have a normal sex life and children.
However, there tends to be a higher risk of renal and intestinal dysfunction, and therefore infection and possible death.
Therefore, it is considered appropriate to remove one of the penises and also correct any abnormalities on the insides.
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