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Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy

, Volume 41, Issue 1, pp 141–142 | Cite as

Ectopic appendix vermiformis located in the right deep gluteal region due to unilateral piriformis agenesis

  • Mehmet Ali IkidagEmail author
Anatomic Variations
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Abstract

Incidental CT findings of a 67 years old female patient that had right piriformis agenesis and migration of appendix vermiformis to the right deep gluteal region is presented. To our knowledge this is the first case that the appendix has such ectopic location. Consideration of such variation would be beneficial to avoid possible complications, especially for surgeons who deal with gluteal region.

Keywords

Ectopic appendix Piriformis agenesis Variation Deep gluteal region 

Notes

Author contributions

MAI data collection, manuscript writing and editing.

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The author declares that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologySANKO University Medical SchoolGaziantepTurkey

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