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Infected urachal cyst in the adult

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Author(s): Ricardo Borges | Paulo Temido | Vânia Grenha | Bruno Pereira | Ricardo Leão | Pedro Peralta | Hugo Coelho | Ricardo Godinho | Louis Sousa | Paulo Azinhais | Edson Retroz | Álvaro Brandão | Fernando Sobral

Journal: Urogynaecologia International Journal
ISSN 1121-3086

Volume: 25;
Issue: 1;
Start page: e3;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: embryologic process | ultrasound

ABSTRACT
Infected urachal cysts are a rare clinical manifestation in adults. We present the case of an adult male patient with an infected urachal cyst, discuss the embryology, clinical presentation, diagnostics and the therapeutic procedure. A high index of suspicion is necessary to diagnose this condition with unspecific clinical features. Ultrasound and MRI are useful in making the diagnosis. Surgery continues to be the therapeutic procedure of choice.
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