Allantoic cyst and patent urachus

Indian J Pediatr. 2009 Feb;76(2):221-3. doi: 10.1007/s12098-008-0218-z. Epub 2008 Dec 4.


Allantoic cysts of the umbilical cord are extremely rare anomalies. Only few cases have been reported in the postnatal life. The etiopathogenesis is still obscure. We describe a case of allantoic cyst and patent urachus in a newborn associated with hypospadias and meatal obstruction. We also present the review of literature regarding this entity, embryology and etiopathogenesis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Cysts / surgery
  • Humans
  • Hypospadias / diagnosis
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Umbilical Cord / abnormalities*
  • Urachus / abnormalities*
  • Urologic Surgical Procedures / methods*