Curious case: Twins develop appendicitis at the same time

The second twin arrived at hospital just as his brother's surgery finished

Identical twin boys developed simultaneous acute appendicitis, in a case their surgeon says could help speed up the diagnosis for other doctors faced with a similar dilemma.

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The eight-year-olds presented within hours of each other to the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland, Dr Mark Kovler wrote in BMJ Case Reports.

The second boy arrived just as surgery on