Infected Urachal Cyst Presenting as Acute Abdomen A Case Report

Azra Laghari, Navaid Ahmad


The urachus, or median umbilical ligament, is a midline tubular structure that extends upward

from the anterior dome of the bladder toward the umbilicus. Urachal tract remnants that abnormally remain patent are often subject to infection. Furthermore, these infected remnants are frequently confused with a wide spectrum of midline intra abdominal or pelvic inflammatory disorders at clinical examination. Imaging plays an important role in the diagnosis. We report a case of 8 year-old boy who presented with lower abdominal pain. Diagnosis of infected urachal cyst was made on CT scan which was proven on histopathology.

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