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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 13-16

Aphallia: Case report and review of the literature

Department of Surgery, Nalanda Medical College and Hospital, Patna, Bihar, India

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Nameer Faiz
Department of Surgery, Nalanda Medical College and Hospital, Patna - 800 007, Bihar
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DOI: 10.4103/2320-3846.153801

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Aphallia or absence of the penis is a very rare congenital anomaly with an estimated incidence of 1 in 10,000,000 births. A total of about 80 cases have been documented so far. We present a case of 1-day neonate who was born preterm at 30 weeks by normal vaginal delivery with a birth weight of 1.9 kg. The neonate's phallus was absent, the scrotum was normal with two normally descended testes with palpable vas deferens. Urethral meatus could not be located anywhere in the scrotum or over the pubis. Meconium was mixed with urine which was due to a urethrorectal fistula. Urethral opening was catheterized with 5 no. infant feeding tube. The neonate was in respiratory distress with tachypnea, tachycardia, central cyanosis, and bilateral coarse crepitations on auscultation. The patient was referred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit where the neonate was intubated and kept on a ventilator for neonatal respiratory distress syndrome.

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