Perforated double appendicitis: Horseshoe type

Bulut S. P., Cabioglu N., Akinci M.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY, vol.32, no.2, pp.134-136, 2016 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/ucd.2015.2857
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.134-136
  • Keywords: Appendix vermiformis duplex, appendiceal duplication, perforated appendicitis, double appendicitis, double appendix, VERMIFORM APPENDIX
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Appendix vermiformis duplex is an infrequent malformation. However if it is missed out, there might be some complications and medicolegal troubles. A surgeon must be aware of any other appendix during appendectomy. Therefore, the possible locations and shapes described in the Cave-Wallbridge classification should be considered by the surgeon. In this case report, we present a patient with a horseshoe-type dupplication of appendix in a perforated appendicitis diagnosed during an emergency laparotomy.