[A case of asymptomatic urachal cyst in autopsy--histopathological study of urachal cyst and review of the literature of 99 cases during a 10 year period in Japan].

Disorders of urachal remnants are common. While urachal cysts are usually asymptomatic, infection may mimic a variety of acute abdomen. Here we report a very rare case of urachal cyst that protruded in the urinary bladder cavity and among 99 accumulated cases, only 4 cases have been reported similar to this case characterized by intravesical development from 1990 to 1999. An uninfected urachal cyst was found in a 79-year-old male who had died of bile duct carcinoma. The cyst showed ovoid protrusion into urinary bladder cavity from the dome (3.5 x 2.0 x 2.0 cm in size). Histopathologically, the cyst wall was thin and consisted of fibrous connective tissue with muscular tissue and peripheral nerve, and lined by cuboidal epithelium but no inflammatory cells could be seen. Urachal cysts occur in both sexes are affected with equal frequency, and frequently occur in a younger population. In clinical symptoms the umbilical manifestations are predominant in patients younger than 30 years old, while the bladder manifestations are predominant in those older than 30.
AuthorsH Yagishita, T Nagayama, Z Zean, F Ihara, T Hatori, H Nonaka, M Akima, H Yagishita
JournalHinyokika kiyo. Acta urologica Japonica (Hinyokika Kiyo) Vol. 47 Issue 12 Pg. 849-52 (Dec 2001) ISSN: 0018-1994 [Print] Japan
PMID11828771 (Publication Type: Case Reports, English Abstract, Journal Article, Review)
  • Aged
  • Choristoma (pathology)
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Urachal Cyst (pathology)
  • Urinary Bladder Diseases (pathology)

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