Journal of Case Reports in Medical Science
 

Journal of Case Reports in Medical Science, ISSN No. : 2456-9143, Vol.: 3, Issue.: 3

Case Report

A CASE OF URACHAL CYST

 

SHALINI1* AND KARKUZHALI PONNUSAMY1
1Department of Pathology, Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, India.

Abstracts

Incomplete regression of the foetal urachus results in formation of urachal abnormalities. They are more common in children than in adults, due to urachal obliteration in early infancy.
In adults, even though urachal cyst (UC) remains the commonest variety among them, diagnosis remains challenging due to the rarity of this lesion and the non-specific nature of its symptomatology. Since the first description of urachal abnormality by 1550, few cases have been reported in literature.

We here describe a case of urachal cyst presenting with umbilical discharge, in a previously healthy person.

Keywords :

Urachal Cyst; omphalitis; pilonidal disease of umblicus.