Boy 'born with THREE penises' undergoes pioneering surgery to leave him with just one 0 comments 14:24, 24 August 2015 By Jon Livesey The two-year-old was also born without an anus, but his family are now hopeful that he will be able to "lead a normal life" Surgery: The youngster was born with three penises and will now go under the knife A little boy born with three penises in an incredibly rare occurrence has undergone pioneering surgery to correct the abnormality, it has been reported. The two-year-old suffers from diphallia, a rare condition where a male is born with two penises. He also had a third penis considered rudimentary, or undeveloped. In addition, the unnamed boy was born without an anus. However, last month, he went under the knife to correct the physical abnormalities, and his family are now hopeful that he will be able to "lead a normal life". The boy, from Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh, India, was able to pass urine through one of the penises. Only two had erectile tissue, which is responsible for sexual function. He was taken by his mother to Sion Hospital in Mumbai for the six-hour operation. Dr Vishesh Dixit, paediatric surgeon, said: "There was a huge soft boney mass and tissue to which the penises were attached. However, the anus was absent." Alamy Uttar Pradesh: The boy lives in Jaunpur in the north east of the country, and was operated on in Mumbai Telling how the mass and rudimentary penis were removed, he added: "The two functional penises were fused into one by wrapping a mass of skin around them." He explained that the boy had already undergone a colostomy, where surgeons made an incision in his stomach, enabling him to get rid of waste. Describing the latest operation, he said: "Further, an anal path was created through the boy's rectum to facilitate the passage of excreta." Providing the surgery to create the anal path proves successful, the incision in the boy's stomach will be closed in a separate procedure later this month. Doctors said his sexual function will be and his fertility will not be affected, reports Daily News and Analysis. The boy's uncles thanked the surgeons, adding: "We want our boy to lead a normal life, and are grateful to the doctors who have conducted a successful surgery." There have been just 100 cases of diphallia reported since 1609.