Aphallia (Penile agenesis): A preliminary report of three cases

Prashant Sadashiv Patil, Abhaya Gupta, Gursev Sandlas, Rahul Gupta, Paras Kothari, Geeta Kekre, Vishesh Dikshit


Aphallia (penile agenesis) is an extremely rare abnormality with the reported incidence of 1 in 30 million births. The cause of this anomaly is associated with no genital tubercle formation or its development impairment. The majority of patients have 46XY Karyotype. The scrotum, testes and testicular function are usually normal. We report the preliminary experience with 3 cases of aphallia in different age groups along with a review of the literature.


Aphallia; penile agenesis; anorectal malformation; phallus embryology; anoplasty

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14534/PUCR.2017124185


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