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Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. 2016 May-Jun;54(3):401-3.

[Diphallia: a case report].

[Article in Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]

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Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Autónoma de Tlaxcala, Tlaxcala, México. hector_kpaz@hotmail.com.

Abstract

in English, Spanish

BACKGROUND:

The diphallia is a rare anatomic abnormality that occurs in 1 of 5 million births. The etiology is unknown and its appearance varies from a small accessory penis to complete duplication and it is associated with other urogenital, gastrointestinal, cardiac and musculoskeletal congenital malformations. Several classifications have been designed according to the anatomical characteristics and their study is complemented by ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging. Treatment should be early and individualized in order to achieve a satisfactory aesthetic and functional result.

CLINICAL CASE:

We report the incidental finding of diphallia without other anatomical malformations associated in an adult of 83 years old who was hospitalized and died of severe head trauma.

CONCLUSION:

The case presented is relevant for the infrequency of this alteration, the absence of other anatomical malformations associated and the age at which it was detected.

KEYWORDS:

Penis; Urogenital abnormalities

PMID:
27100989
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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