, Volume 37, Issue 2, pp 317-319

Male Gender Assignment in Aphallia: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

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Aphallia is known to be a very rare congenital malformation, with an occurrence of 1 in every 30 million births; only 75 cases have been reported in the literature till recently (Hendren WH. J Urol 1997; 157: 1469–1474). Gender reassingnment is recommended for the affected newborns in infancy (Elder JS. In: Walsh PC, Retik AB, eds. Campbell’s Urology. Philadelphia: Saunders: 12343–12344). We herewith report a patient of aphallia who presented at the age of 16 years and was treated with phallus reconstruction and urethral reconstruction.