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Ruptured remnant of urachal diverticulum: an unusual cause of congenital urinary ascites.
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PMID:  23190938     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Urachal diverticulum is an infrequent finding and its perforation as a cause of fetal urinary ascites has not been reported before. This is a case report on an infant with antenatal diagnosis of fetal ascites. This infant was delivered via cesarean section and needed mechanical ventilation owing to a massive ascites that required paracentesis. She did not void for 20 h until a urethral catheter was placed. The biochemical analysis of the ascitic fluid compared with the serum and urine was suggestive of urine ascites. The voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG) showed a leakage at the remnant of urachal diverticulum. The urethral catheter was maintained for 3 weeks until the repeated VCUG confirmed a sealed-off urachal diverticulum. With removal of the catheter, the infant was able to void spontaneously and was discharged home on continued prophylactic antibiotics. As symptomatic urachal remnants have an increased potential for malignant transformation, a close follow-up by a urologist was recommended.
S K Chilakala; T F Boulden; M Pourcyrous
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1476-5543     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinatol     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8501884     Medline TA:  J Perinatol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  978-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Memphis, TN, USA.
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