A unique presentation and rare pathological finding for urachal sinus

Bo Wang, Jun Tashiro, Liset Pelaez, Maria Rodriguez, Eduardo Perez, Holly Neville, Juan E Sola

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Abstract

We report an otherwise well developing 2-year-old girl who presented with a urachal sinus with its opening located at the midline between umbilicus and the pubic symphysis. Diagnosis was made by ultrasound preoperatively, and confirmed during surgery. Additionally, columnar epithelium was found in the portion of sinus tract traversing the abdominal wall. Metaplasia of the sinus tract is worrisome, as urachal carcinomas have been traditionally characterized to result from this process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1977-1980
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Volume48
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2013

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Pubic Symphysis
Umbilicus
Metaplasia
Abdominal Wall
Epithelium
Urachal cancer

Keywords

  • Urachal carcinoma
  • Urachal cyst
  • Urachal sinus
  • Urachus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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A unique presentation and rare pathological finding for urachal sinus. / Wang, Bo; Tashiro, Jun; Pelaez, Liset; Rodriguez, Maria; Perez, Eduardo; Neville, Holly; Sola, Juan E.

In: Journal of Pediatric Surgery, Vol. 48, No. 9, 01.09.2013, p. 1977-1980.

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Wang, Bo ; Tashiro, Jun ; Pelaez, Liset ; Rodriguez, Maria ; Perez, Eduardo ; Neville, Holly ; Sola, Juan E. / A unique presentation and rare pathological finding for urachal sinus. In: Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2013 ; Vol. 48, No. 9. pp. 1977-1980.
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