Diphallia, Double Bladder, and Two Hemiscrotums: A Case Report

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Volume 109, Issue 6 - June 2019
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Diphallia, Double Bladder, and Two Hemiscrotums: A Case Report


Complete diphallia, a rare urogenital congenital anomaly in which a male is born with two fully formed phalluses, occurs in one out of every five to six million live births. The condition is characterized by two separate phalluses, each of which comprise a pair of corpora cavernosa and one corpus spongiosum with an orthotopic urethra. Approximately 100 cases have been reported worldwide, and it is thought that each case is unique. This article discusses diphallia, urethral duplication, and bladder duplication and concludes with a case study involving a three- year- old male born to consanguineous parents from a small, remote community in Ecuador who underwent surgery for correction of a complete coronal penile and bladder duplication. After consultation, the patient was scheduled for a right penectomy and cystoplasty.

Key words: diphallia, penile duplication, bladder duplication, bifid scrotum, congenital anomaly.