Laparoscopic removal of urachal sinus

J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 1997 Apr;7(2):135-8. doi: 10.1089/lap.1997.7.135.


Disorders of urachal origin are rarely encountered in adults. Traditional treatment consists of a classic laparotomy and total excision of the urachal structure. We report a case of laparoscopic urachal sinus removal that was performed synchronously with laparoscopic cholecystectomy and ovarian cyst excision. We confirm that the laparoscopic technique can be effectively applied for the diagnosis and treatment of urachal anomalies.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Congenital Abnormalities / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Laparoscopy / methods*
  • Middle Aged
  • Ovarian Cysts / surgery
  • Urachus / abnormalities*