[An unusual cause of generalized peritonitis: intraperitoneal rupture of an infected urachal cyst. A case and review of the literature].

The authors report a case of acute peritonitis due to intraperitoneal perforation of an infected urachal cyst. A review of the literature found only 15 similar cases. The presence of a lower midline mass, an umbilical discharge together with ultrasound examination should suggest the possibility of urachal pathology, especially and urachal cyst, with subsequent surgical treatment.
AuthorsW Beany, E Thoulouzan, P Sava, D Chaillan, A Grau
JournalAnnales de chirurgie (Ann Chir) Vol. 47 Issue 3 Pg. 263-6 ( 1993) ISSN: 0003-3944 [Print] FRANCE
Vernacular TitleUne cause inhabituelle de péritonite généralisée: la rupture intrapéritonéale d'un kyste infecté de l'ouraque. Une observation et revue de la littérature.
PMID8333723 (Publication Type: Case Reports, English Abstract, Journal Article, Review)
  • Bacterial Infections (complications, microbiology, surgery)
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Peritonitis (etiology)
  • Rupture, Spontaneous
  • Urachal Cyst (complications, microbiology, surgery, ultrasonography)

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