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Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 2013 Jan;19(1):83-5. doi: 10.5505/tjtes.2013.80557.

Double acute appendicitis in appendical duplication.

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  • 1Avukat Cengiz Gökçek State Hospital, Gaziantep, Turkey.


Duplication of the vermiform appendix is a rare congenital abnormality and usually found incidentally during laparotomy. The Modified Cave-Wallbridge classification is used to describe the location of the appendixes in relation to each other and to the cecum as well as the extent of the duplication. We report a 45-year-old patient who underwent laparotomy for acute abdominal pain. The operative finding was double acute appendicitis in appendical duplication. The appendixes were removed separately, as it was type B duplication. Since appendectomy is the most common abdominal operation, all surgeons should keep this rare clinical entity in mind.

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