IJCRR - 5(16), August, 2013
DUPLEX APPENDIX: A MORPHOLOGICAL, EMBRYOLOGICAL AND APPLIED ASPECT
Author: Vandana Dave, Hitendra Kumar Loh, Avinash Thakur, Rajesh Kumar Suri
The vermiform appendix has been noted as a vestigial structure that has lost most of its original functions through the process of evolution. Duplication of appendix is extremely rare congenital entity which can be related with other anomalies of gastrointestinal tract. Double appendix represents a challenging clinical scenario in cases of right lower quadrant pain. In the present study we report a peculier case of double appendix. Understanding of appendiceal duplication is essential for clinicians to prevent acute and serious intestinal, genitourinary conditions; for surgeons performing surgeries and for medico legal connotations.
Keywords: vermiform appendix, vestigeal, appendicitis, double appendix.
Vandana Dave, Hitendra Kumar Loh, Avinash Thakur, Rajesh Kumar Suri. DUPLEX APPENDIX: A MORPHOLOGICAL, EMBRYOLOGICAL AND APPLIED ASPECT International Journal of Current Research and Review. 5(16), August, 27-30
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