A tale of two appendices - an unexpected finding

  • M Heetun Department of General Surgery, Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • V Stavrinides Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals, Oxford
  • B Keeler Department of General Surgery, Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • D Phillips Department of General Surgery, Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • A Taylor Department of General Surgery, Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Keywords: Appendiceal duplication, Double appendix, Duplex vermiform appendix, Vermiform appendix, Appendicitis

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.
Published
2013-02-14
How to Cite
Heetun, M., Stavrinides, V., Keeler, B., Phillips, D., & Taylor, A. (2013). A tale of two appendices - an unexpected finding. South African Journal of Surgery, 51(1), 32-33. https://doi.org/10.7196/sajs.1217
Section
Case Reports