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Double Appendicitis

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Duplication of the vermiform appendix is extremely rare with reported incidence of 0.004% patients operated on for acute appendicitis. It is important to recognize this condition which may have serious clinical and medico legal consequences. A 16 year old male presented with clinical features typical of acute appendicitis. Surgical exploration revealed a perforated gangrenous double appendix which was dealt by double appendicectomy .

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M. Mushtaque, A. Mehraj, S. Khanday and R. Dar, "Double Appendicitis," International Journal of Clinical Medicine, Vol. 3 No. 1, 2012, pp. 60-61. doi: 10.4236/ijcm.2012.31013.

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