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February 18, 1911

Two Appendices in One Person

JAMA. 1911;LVI(7):528. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.02560070060029

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To the Editor:  —In The Journal, January 21, Dr. W. G. Young writes of a case in which he found two appendices in one individual, each appendix being well-defined and well-developed.Some years ago a patient was brought to me for operation for adhesions following an appendicitis operation. On opening the abdomen, I found an appendix about three inches long, containing two hard concretions, much to the surprise of another physician present, who stated that the year before he had stood by while the same patient was operated on in an acute attack, and had seen an appendix with three concretions removed. My explanation at the time was that probably the patient possessed an appendix six inches long originally, and the first operator had removed three inches with three concretions, the rest having escaped observation in the midst of acute inflammatory products. I do not know whether this was really

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