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An infected urachal cyst-a rare diagnosis in a child with acute abdominal pain.
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PMID:  22075981     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A 2-year-old girl who presented with acute abdominal pain and spiking fever was diagnosed with an infected urachal cyst. Ultrasonography aided the diagnosis and the urachal remnant was removed successfully through a single laparoscopic procedure. Treatment is through removal of the complete structure, to prevent malignant degeneration in adulthood. Conclusion: Urachal cysts may cause abdominal complaints when infected. Although rare, they should be added to the differential diagnosis of acute abdominal pain in the paediatric patient, as this case illustrates.
Authors:
Victoria A Janes; Paul H G Hogeman; Niek B Achten; Stefaan H A J Tytgat
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-11-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of pediatrics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-1076     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7603873     Medline TA:  Eur J Pediatr     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Paediatrics, Meander Medical Centre, Postbus 1502, 3800 BM, Amersfoort, The Netherlands, va.janes@meandermc.nl.
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