Acute abdominal pain presenting as a rare appendiceal duplication: A case report

Ali Mahmood, Nadia F. Mahmood, Jennifer L. Williams

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Abstract

Introduction. Appendiceal duplication is a rare anomaly that can manifest as right lower quadrant pain. There are several variations described for this condition. We recommend aggressive operative management should this anatomical variation present in the presence of acute appendicitis. Case presentation. We report the case of a 15-year-old African American girl who presented to our hospital with right lower quadrant pain and was subsequently found to have appendiceal duplication. Conclusion: There are two categorical systems that have described and stratified appendiceal duplication. Both classification systems have been outlined and referenced in this case report. A computed tomography scan has been included to provide a visual aid to help identify true vermiform appendiceal duplication. The presence of this anatomical abnormality is not a reason for surgical intervention; however, should this be found in the setting of acute appendicitis, aggressive resection of both appendices is mandatory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number79
JournalJournal of Medical Case Reports
Volume6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012

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  • Medicine(all)

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