The unusual case reported in a medical journal described how the baby with the double penis also had a double pinpoint urethral opening so he could urinate through both
A baby born with a double penis could have been as a result of a twin that never formed properly, doctors believe.
The unusual case, highlighted in the International Journal of Surgery Case Reports, described a baby whose double penis also had a double pinpoint urethral opening so he could urinate through both.
The author of the report, Ahmed Maher Ali, and his team at the Pediatric Surgery Unit in Assiut University Children Hospital, in Assiut, Egypt, wrote: “Our case has a complete double penis with two separate scrotums.”
Their report added: “We present a newborn with double penis and double scrotum as a part of a caudal duplication syndrome (CDS) which is a condition includes duplication of the distal organs of the body.
“It is crucial to have knowledge about it to be able to be identified.
“The cause of CDS is unknown, many theories have tried to explain that, but the most accepted theory is failure of monchorial twins to separate completely.
“CDS is a very rare condition which needs [a] multidisciplinary team to manage and needs staged repair.
“Most pediatricians and pediatric surgeons are unable to diagnose it, we add a case of CDS to the literature.”
The baby, who weighed 2.6kg at birth, was also born with a double scrotum containing one palpable testis for each.
There was no initial anal orifice and surgery was needed for a low descending colostomy that revealed a duplicated colon, the report said.
They concluded: “CDS is a rare condition that needs a multidisciplinary team for its management that includes staged repair of duplications.
“In our case, we are planning to start staged repair at the age of 16 months.”
They stressed written informed consent was obtained from the patient parents for publication of this case report.
Caudal duplication syndrome (CDS) is a rare disease which encompasses a wide spectrum of anomalies and can include partial or complete duplication.
According to Science Direct, penile duplication has a frequency of one in five million births.
A lot has happened today as the Special Voting continues in all the 275 constituencies across the country.
With just a few hours to end the special voting process, Ghpage has chanced on a sad video of a landlord ejecting a tenant for supporting NPP and refusing to vote for the NDC come December 7.
The tenant, a woman with kids who seemed to be an NPP fanatic despite the warnings her landlord made it clear still can’t denounce her party for anything.
The woman who seems to insist on voting for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) was then dragged out of her rented room while the landlord drags her bags along.
The woman was heard in the video pleading with the landlord indicating to him that she was hurt and that evicting her from the house was not right because she has nowhere to go.
“I built this house with monies I made from the NDC so if you’ll not vote for the NDC pack your things and leave my house. I said vote for the NDC and if you won’t vote for the NDC then move out.” the landlord was heard saying.
Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Terseer Waya a.k.a Kiddwaya has thrown shades at haters who are bearing grudges in their hearts.
Speaking via his recent tweet, the billionaire son advised haters to either bring a chair to the round table or continue looking through the window from the outside hating.
In his words;
“Happy new month everyone. Remember. The hate in your heart you have for other people will stay in your heart. So you can either find a way to bring a chair to the round table, or continue to look through the window from the outside hating.”
Ghanaian comedienne, Afia Schwarzenegger has sent a word of advice to all Ghanaian ladies ahead of the yuletide.
December is here again and Ghanaian ladies will be hoping to go out and have fun with their fiancees.
It is from this backdrop that the comedienne is giving this advice. According to her, since the economic hardship due to the pandemic has been intense, ladies will have to apologize to their fiancees even if the guy is at fault.