Urachal Abscess Can Be Confused With Pelvic Appendicitis

Ha, Chi D.
January 2008
Open Surgery Journal;2008, Vol. 2, p21
Academic Journal
Case Study
Urachal remnant is a rare disorder of the genitourinary system. It frequently manifests with urine leakage from the umbilicus but can sometimes present as an infected process. We herein describe a case of a six-year-old male presenting with an urachal abscess initially thought to be a ruptured pelvic appendicitis.


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