A tale of two appendices - an unexpected finding

M Heetun, V Stavrinides, B Keeler, D Phillips, A Taylor

Abstract


Anomalies of the appendix are uncommon and are usually discovered incidentally during surgery for appendicitis. We present a rare case of appendiceal duplication, which can have serious consequences if overlooked during an operation.

Keywords


Appendiceal duplication; Double appendix; Duplex vermiform appendix; Vermiform appendix; Appendicitis

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South African Journal of Surgery | Online ISSN: 2078-5151 | Print ISSN: 0038-2361 | Medpharm Publications

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