Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : March | Volume : 10 | Issue : 3 | Page : PD25 - PD26

Horseshoe Appendix: An Extremely Rare Appendiceal Anomaly PD25-PD26

Ch Gyan Singh, Kuotho T. Nyuwi, Raju Rangaswamy, Yibenthung S. Ezung, H. Manihar Singh

Dr. Kuotho T. Nyuwi,
Gents PG Hostel 1, Room No-52, Department of General Surgery, RIMS, Imphal-795004, Manipur, India.

Appendiceal anomalies are extremely rare malformations that are usually found incidentally. Agenesis and duplication of the appendix has been well documented however, the cases of horseshoe appendix reported is very limited, only four cases reported so far. Here, we report a four and half-year-old who underwent interval appendectomy. Intraoperatively both the ends of the appendix were found to be communicating with the cecum with two separate base or stump located at a sagital disposal- the so called “horseshoe appendix”.