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.

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
Published: 14th Aug 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Urogenital
Tag: urachus
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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