Successful Laparoscopic Treatment of Infected Urachal Sinus in Adults: A Case Report
Infected Urachal Sinus in an Adult
Keywords:infected urachal sinus, laparoscopic treatment, urachus, urachal remnant
Urachal sinus is a rare congenital anomaly. It is one type of the urachal abnormalities that results from incomplete regression of the fetal urachus. We report a case of urachal sinus in a 54-year-old male that presented with purulent discharge from the umbilicus. The treatment aims were the clearance of infection and complete removal of urachal remnants, which can transition to malignancy. A successful, two-stage procedure consisting of drainage with antibiotics, followed by laparoscopic surgery is described in our report.
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