Tuesday, August 22, 2006

I learned a new word today...

Can you say diphallus? I knew that you could...


Indian man wants op to remove extra organ

Sat 19 Aug 2006 3:49 AM ET

NEW DELHI, Aug 19 (Reuters) -
An Indian businessman born with two penises wants one of them removed surgically as he wants to marry and lead a normal sexual life, a newspaper report said on Saturday.

The 24-year-old man from the northern state of Uttar Pradesh admitted himself to a New Delhi hospital this week with an extremely rare medical condition called penile duplication or diphallus, the Times of India said.

"Two fully functional penes is unheard of even in medical literature. In the more common form of diphallus, one organ is rudimentary," the newspaper quoted a surgeon as saying.

The surgery was expected to be challenging as both organs were well-formed and full blood supply to the retained penis had to be ensured to allow it to function normally, he added. The newspaper did not disclose the identity of the man or the hospital to protect the patient's privacy.

There are about 100 such reported cases of diphallus around the world and it is known to occur among one in 5.5 million men, the newspaper said. It is caused by the failure of the mesodermal bands in the embryo to fuse properly. The mesodermal bands are one of three primary layers of the embryo from which several body parts are formed.

14 comments:

Susan in St. Paul said...

I learn some much strange interesting things from you!

That sounds like a very difficult operation, esp since guys are so queasy about stuff like that. I am sure your entire male readership cringed at that thought.

Laurie said...

Susan - I posted that one pretty late last night so most of *my men* haven't seen it, yet. We shall see.

Kaci said...

And to think of the money he threw away... two functioning penises (sp?) in the porn industry? He'd be legendary!

Stephen said...

Double your pleasure, double your fun!! (I'm back!!)

Sophmom said...

Such a waste.

so said...

That evokes some very interesting mental pictures. Poor guy, but LOL!

Laurie said...

Kaci - I guess he wasn't thinking with the right head(s).

Stephen - It would save a lot of money on gadgets.

Sophmom - Ain't it though?

SO - I tried to look for actual pictures but had no luck.

Danno said...

I can't blame the guy, I'm a slave to just one, can you imagine how much time 2 would require??!! Poor bastard.

LG said...

I think this is karmic payback for all the clitorises they whack off in that country. did i say whack off?

Laurie said...

Danno - I hadn't thought of it that way. Poor bastard.

LG - Ironically put.

neil said...

It took me a while to think this one through, like for instance if he reaches climax, does he come through the pleasured member or is it one in all in? But the extra one would have to come off,'cause even though he could have twice the fun, what fun could you have if you passed out every time you got it up!;-) The hardest thing to do would be to choose which one had to go, of course that would mean lots and lots of testing to see if one was operating better than the other!

Laurie said...

Neil - Lots and lots and lots of testing.

cindybindy said...

Laurie: Just think of the money this man could make in the porn business. He'd have movie offers lined up "coming and going." Cindy

Laurie said...

Cindy - Hahahahaha!