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Abscess of urachal remnant mimicking urinary bladder neoplasm.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1623381     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Three cases of urachal abscess with extensive interstitial inflammation and fibrosis are reported. Clinically, all patients had a lower abdominal mass and CT scan and ultrasonic examination revealed a large tumour located anterior or superior to the bladder. They all underwent laparotomy and had either a partial cystectomy or an en bloc resection of the bladder and adjacent organs due to severe adhesions. Microscopic examination of the specimens revealed no evidence of carcinoma and only abscess formation with extensive chronic interstitial inflammation and fibrosis were seen. In one case, residual columnar epithelium suggestive of urachal origin was identified in the abscess cavity. Urachal abscess should be considered when dealing with lower abdominal masses.
W J Chen; H H Hsieh; Y L Wan
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of urology     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0007-1331     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Urol     Publication Date:  1992 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-08-10     Completed Date:  1992-08-10     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15740090R     Medline TA:  Br J Urol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  510-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology, Chang-Gung Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, China.
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MeSH Terms
Abscess / diagnosis*
Diagnosis, Differential
Middle Aged
Urinary Bladder Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  pathology

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