First Ever Human Case of Triphallia, or 3 Penises, Reported with Baby Boy


Baby boy (3-6 months) looking at camera, portrait

When I first saw this article, I was like WHAT??! You never think about something happening until it actually happens. That is exactly the case here. NEVER have I thought about a case like this ever existing. It does now! The parents of a baby boy, born in Iraq, was taken to the doctor where the doctor confirmed that he had triphallia, or 3 penises. This is now the 1st ever known human case of this. There is a 1 in 5M-6M chance of this happening during a live birth.

According to the International Journal of Surgery case report, "He underwent surgery to remove two of the phalluses, which were small projections at the base of the penis and scrotum. The third phallus was in the usual location." It also stated, "the two additional penises contained the erectile tissue, called corpus cavernosum, which becomes engorged with blood during arousal, as well as a tissue called corpus spongiosum, which helps support the urethra, the tube through which urine passes. But the extra penises didn't have urethras..."

I am pretty sure that we will never see something like this again in our lifetime!

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