International Urology and Nephrology

, Volume 37, Issue 2, pp 317–319 | Cite as

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

  • Percy Jal ChibberEmail author
  • Hemendra N. Shah
  • Pritesh Jain
  • Prabha Yadav


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.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Percy Jal Chibber
    • 1
    • 3
    Email author
  • Hemendra N. Shah
    • 1
  • Pritesh Jain
    • 1
  • Prabha Yadav
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of UrologySir J. J. Hospitals & Grant Medical CollegeMumbaiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Plastic SurgerySir J. J. Hospitals & Grant Medical CollegeMumbaiIndia
  3. 3.Percy Jal ChibberMumbaiIndia

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