MR diagnosis of penile agenesis: Is it just absence of a phallus?

Ajit Goenka, Vaibhav Jain, Raju Sharma, Arun K. Gupta, Minu Bajpai

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Penile agenesis is an extremely rare anomaly that results from absence of the genital tubercle or its failure to develop into a penis during embryonic life. Associated anomalies of the genitourinary and distal gastrointestinal tracts are frequently present. Imaging modalities, particularly MRI and cystography, play a crucial role in establishing the diagnosis and guiding further management. We report a child with penile agenesis with a urethroanal fistula and a blind-ending anterior urethra who had been reared as a male until presentation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1109-1112
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Radiology
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2008


  • Absence
  • Child
  • Congenital
  • Fistula
  • MRI
  • Penis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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