Clin Surg | Volume 3, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Acute Appendicitis in a Patient with Appendiceal Duplication: A Case Report

Valeriya Okatyeva*, Antonio Stracqualursi, Giovanni Marino, Giuseppe Russo and Giovanni Longo

Department of General Surgery, S. Marta and S. Venera Hospital, Acireale (Catania), Italy

*Correspondance to: Valeriya Okatyeva 

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Abstract

Acute appendicitis is a common pathology in emergency surgery. Some anatomic anomalies can complicate its correct diagnosis and management. Appendiceal duplication is a rare congenital abnormality. Its incidence rates 0.004% among patients operated for acute appendicitis or other surgical pathology. Preoperative diagnosis of appendiceal duplication is extremely difficult and it can be mistaken for other intra-abdominal disorders in some cases. In this paper we report a case of appendiceal duplication in a patient who underwent appendectomy on two separate admissions.

Keywords:

Acute appendicitis; Appendiceal duplication; CRP; CT

Citation:

Okatyeva V, Stracqualursi A, Marino G, Russo G, Longo G. Acute Appendicitis in a Patient with Appendiceal Duplication: A Case Report. Clin Surg. 2018; 3: 2116.

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