A case of urachal remnant presenting as acute abdominal pain

J Emerg Med. 1999 Mar-Apr;17(2):243-6. doi: 10.1016/s0736-4679(98)00161-9.


A 30-year-old male presented to the Emergency Department, over sequential visits, with abdominal complaints. The patient's presenting history and physical examination were mistakenly diagnosed variously as gastroenteritis, omphalitis, and appendicitis. Ultimately, the diagnosis of urachal fistula was made at surgery. This case is discussed in light of prior published experiences with this disease entity.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abdomen, Acute / etiology*
  • Abdomen, Acute / surgery
  • Adult
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Urachal Cyst / complications*
  • Urachal Cyst / surgery