Laparoscopic Excision of a Patent Urachus
The urachus extends from the anterior dome of the bladder to the umbilicus. It has three distinct layers. Incomplete obliteration of the urachus manifests in various forms (e.g., urachal cyst, urachal sinus, urachal diverticulum, and patent urachal fistula. Symptomatic urachal cyst and patent urachal fistula warrant surgical excision and can be accomplished laparoscopically [1,2]. Simple drainage of a urachal cyst is associated with recurrent infections and even late occurrence of an adenocarcinoma.
KeywordsRecurrent Fistula Late Occurrence Omental Patch Laparoscopic Excision Urachal Cyst
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