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Penile Duplication: A Case Report

Kouka SCN1*, Diallo Y1, Millogo S2, Jalloh M3, Niang L3, Mbaye PA4, Diop AK4 and Sylla C1

1Department of Urology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Thies, Senegal

2Service Surgery, Tambacounda Regional Hospital, University of Dakar, Senegal

3Service Urology Hospital General de Grand Yoff, University of Dakar, Senegal

4Service surgery, Departmental Hospital Mbour, University of Dakar, Senegal

*Corresponding Author:
Dr Saint Charles Nabab Kouka
UFR Health Sciences
University of Dakar, Thies, Senegal
Tel: 221 77 552 50
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: February 6, 2016; Accepted date: March 12, 2016; Published date: March 20, 2016

Citation: Kouka SCN, Diallo Y, Millogo S, Jalloh M, Niang L, et al. (2016) Penile Duplication: A Case Report. Med Surg Urol 5:160. doi: 10.4172/2168-9857.1000160

Copyright: © 2016 Kouka SCN, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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Penile duplication or diphallia is a rare congenital anomaly. The authors report of diphallia in a 54 year old man who was received in consultation for the management of inguinal hernia. A review of the literature describes the clinical presentations and associated malformations and the therapeutic options ranging from a simple excision of the supernumerary penis to a complex reconstruction when associated with severe malformations. This case report did not undergo plastic surgery.


Diphallia; Malformation; Rare presentation; Surgeon


Penile duplication still called diphallia is a rare congenital malformation [1]. Its frequency is estimated at one in five million births [2,3]. It is a variable clinical expression. Wecker reported the first case in 1609 [1]. In Senegal, we report the first case of the old man, which was discovered incidentally during a consultation.

Case Report

Our patient was 54-years-old man, married and father of four children, without specific medical history, who consulted for the management of a right inguinal swelling in connection with an inguinal hernia. Voiding disorders related to urination by two holes did not cause sexual dysfunction. The clinical examination revealed a right inguinal hernia, a penile duplication and two testicles that are normal in a place no anomaly scrotal. The supernumerary penis was associated with hypospadias (Figure 1).


Figure 1: A - penile duplication, B- catheterization transuretral two urethral meats.

Retrograde urethrocystography (UCR) performed on the two penile systems showed urethral duplicity without duplicity of the bladder (Figure 2). After information on the possibilities of plastic surgery, the patient did not accept the resection of the supernumerary penile and he opted for hernia repair which was conducted by the Mac Vay method.


Figure 2: Retrograde uretrocystography showed two urethra and one bladder.


Penile duplication is a rare congenital malformation and the diagnosis is often made at birth [1,2]. It is mainly clinical examination. In the literature, several anatomic classifications have been proposed to characterize the diphallia. So when there are two penises separated each possessing a urethra, a urethral meatus and erectile corpora, it's a complete penile duplication. It is incomplete if each penis has two corpora cavernosa and a spongy body [1-3]. The pseudodiphallia term was used for the first time by Raventós and Villanova [4]. Schneider [5] described three anatomical forms of diphallia: glandular penile, bifid and complete. It’s reflecting the difficulty to find one classification to this malformation.

The many malformations were associated with diphallia such as cryptorchidism, hypospadias, Bladder Exstrophy and pubic symphysis diastasis, duplicity of the urethra, anal duplication, colon and rectosigmoid duplication and imperforate anus [3,4,6,7].

The case that we report is an incomplete diphallia associated with hypospadias of supernumerary penis. The patient does not have erectile dysfunction and difficulties intromission during sex. The miction was normal. However it went out into the main jet at urethral meatus and drops at the hypospadias meatus of ventral penile.

Some authors use the ultrasound to confirm the diagnosis, to detect the number of corpora spongiosum or corpora cavernous and search the malformations accompanying [2,3]. We are using the retrograde uretrocystography is to explore the urethra and the bladder. The I.R.M better assess each penis giving more information on the corpora cavernosa, spongy, and their journey, but it would study the existence or not of other associated malformations [8]. Some authors recommend to use of preoperative cystoscopy for exploring the urethra, bladder and ureteral meatus [3].

The treatment will depend of the case. It is in general surgical and support varies depending on the importance of the malformation and that genital and urinary associated anomaly. The less functional penis is resected for the benefit of the dominant penis [2]. At the same time of operation, associated anomalies are corrected procedure [2,3,6,7,9]. Our patient did not accept the resection of the supernumerary penis because he deemed not necessary to do so.


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