Urachal Carcinoma: Key Points for the General Surgeon

Cothren, Clay; Ferucci, Paul; Harken, Alden H.; Veve, Robert; Finlayson, Christina A.; Johnson, Jeffrey L.
February 2002
American Surgeon;Feb2002, Vol. 68 Issue 2, p201
Academic Journal
Urachal carcinoma is a rare neoplasm with the majority of cases reported in the urologic literature. Because of its presentation as an intra-abdominal mass with involvement of adjacent structures the general surgeon may be consulted early in the diagnostic evaluation. One should be aware of this entity as early recognition and appropriate surgery provides the best opportunity for long-term survival. Herein we describe a typical case, appropriate evaluation, and review of the literature.


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