International Urology and Nephrology

, Volume 37, Issue 2, pp 317–319

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

Authors

    • Department of UrologySir J. J. Hospitals & Grant Medical College
    • Percy Jal Chibber
  • Hemendra N. Shah
    • Department of UrologySir J. J. Hospitals & Grant Medical College
  • Pritesh Jain
    • Department of UrologySir J. J. Hospitals & Grant Medical College
  • Prabha Yadav
    • Department of Plastic SurgerySir J. J. Hospitals & Grant Medical College
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11255-004-7974-0

Cite this article as:
Chibber, P.J., Shah, H.N., Jain, P. et al. Int Urol Nephrol (2005) 37: 317. doi:10.1007/s11255-004-7974-0

Abstract

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.

Keywords:

AphalliaAssignmentGenderPenisReconstruction

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