Mar 12th 2009 By Emily McCombs
It sounds like something straight out of the Weekly World News, but an actual baby boy named only as Artyom G was born with two penises
only weeks ago in Russia.
Despite his mother's normal pregnancy, the baby was born without a stomach wall and instead had two sex organs. He was rushed to a Moscow clinic where doctors fashioned one functioning organ out of the anomaly.
"The surgery was complicated," said a doctor involved in the five-hour operation at St. Vladimir's Children's Clinical Hospital. "We had to form one penis out of two, make the abdominal wall and create a bladder."
Artyom's double endowment comes hot on the heels of a baby who was born with a penis growing out of his back
last June. The rare condition was a type of fetus in fetu, a developmental disability in which a mass of tissue resembling a fetus forms in the human body.
Doctors say that Artyom is healthy and will grow up to be a normal, fully functional man.