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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 47-49

A rare case of duplicated appendix presenting as acute appendicitis

Department of General Surgery, Mallareddy Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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Dr. Shiva Kumar Rathlawath
MIG-2/180, 9th Phase, Kphb Colony, Hyderabad - 500 085, Telangana
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DOI: 10.4103/ijcs.ijcs_5_21

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Appendiceal duplications are one among the rare congenital anomalies of the gastrointestinal tract. This is an interesting case report of a 24-year-old male who was diagnosed to have acute appendicitis. On exploration, the patient had duplicated appendix; both were inflamed and adherent to each other with separate base. Appendectomy was performed on both, and histopathology confirmed appendicitis in both appendices. Duplicated appendix represents a challenging clinical scenario in case of right iliac fossa pain. Surgeons should be aware of this rare congenital anomaly to avoid missing the duplication that may result in serious life-threatening consequences.

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