According to the New York Post, a 3-month-old Iraqi boy was admitted to the hospital after his parents discovered that his scrotum was swollen. He was found to have three penises at birth.
After arriving at the hospital, the doctor quickly discovered that the baby was born with not only one penis, but also two other penises-one of which was 2 cm long and the other 1 cm long. This is a medical abnormality called “Trilogy” “, “New York Times” reported.
“As far as we know, this is the first reported case with three penises or triflagellates,” Dr. Shakir Saleem Jabali and Dr. Ayad Ahmad Mohammed wrote in a study on the subject, according to the “Science Direct News”
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According to the case study, the baby was treated with hydrocele or “water sac resection” of the “liquid-filled sac”.
The study stated: “The patient was discharged from the hospital without postoperative events, followed up for one year, no adverse events reported.
An extra penis is an extremely rare congenital malformation, affecting one in every 5-6 million live births. Patients with the disease may only have a basic penis, an extra eye or a complete duplication or a triple duplication of the penis. Some patients may have other congenital abnormalities. “
The case study also pointed out that “every case has a unique way of presentation” and “no case is the same”. In addition, so far, only “about 100 cases of lower abdominal strabismus have been reported”. (Related: Seattle woman was arrested on suspicion of abandoning her baby in a trash can 23 years ago)
According to the “Daily Mail” report, in 2015, a two-year-old Indian baby boy was found to have “artichokes”, that is, two penises. In addition, the boy was found to have no anus at birth.