Infected patent urachus

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


25 year-old with abdominal pain and fever.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years old
Gender: Male

Ultrasound performed in peripheral hospital prior to transfer (images not available). Aspiration performed which revealed pus.

Modality: CT
Patent distended urachus.  Enlarged distended tract extending from the dome of bladder to the umbilicus.

Case Discussion

A patent urachus is one of several urachal remenant abnormalities.  On occasion this can become infected, as in this rather extreme case.  The chief differential is a urachal carcinoma.   

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Case Information

rID: 24413
Case created: 14th Aug 2013
Last edited: 13th Mar 2016
System: Urogenital
Tag: urachus
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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