Urachal cyst

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

History of diffuse abdominal pain, no other symptoms.

Patient Data

Age: 19
Gender: Male
CT

CT Abdomen and pelvis

Small rounded cyst localised in the midline in between the bladder dome and the umbilicus, with the collapsed urachal remnants seen attaching to the upper and lower margins of the lesion. Also, ectopic pelvic left kidney.

Diagram

Illustration by Matt Skalski explaining the abnormality seen in this case. 

Case Discussion

Urachal cyst appears, as on this case, as a collection of simple fluid localized in the midline of the anterior abdominal wall, between the umbilicus and the pubis and near the bladder dome.

This patient has also an ectopic pelvic left kidney.

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Case information

rID: 13130
Published: 5th Mar 2011
Last edited: 30th Mar 2018
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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