Medical history has once more been re-written , as a baby boy was born with three penises, a team of doctors have revealed.
The baby who was reportedly born three months ago in Duhok, Iraq is the first-ever human to be born with such features.
According to the team of doctors, the parents discovered “two skin projections” at the base of his scrotum after which they took him to the hospital.
The doctors were baffled when they discovered that they were penises.
One measured 2cm while the other was 1cm – with only one of the penises having a head.
Only the child’s main penis was functioning, so the doctors carried our surgery to remove the other two penises.
The team, led by Dr Shakir Saleem Jabali, wrote in the International Journal of Surgery Case Reports: “Triphallia (three penises) is unreported condition in human until now.
“Patients with supernumerary penises have unique presentation and no cases are identical.
“Treatment is difficult because it poses medical, ethical, and cosmetic aspects. A combined multidisciplinary team is required for the management and long term follow up is required.
“Excision or reconstruction of the duplicate penis is required depending on the corporal development and anatomy of the urethra.”