The urachus revisited: Multimodal imaging of benign & malignant urachal pathology Journal Article


Authors: Das, J. P.; Vargas, H. A.; Lee, A.; Hutchinson, B.; O'Connor, E.; Kok, H. K.; Torreggiani, W.; Murphy, J.; Roche, C.; Bruzzi, J.; McCarthy, P.
Article Title: The urachus revisited: Multimodal imaging of benign & malignant urachal pathology
Abstract: The urachus is a fibrous tube extending from the umbilicus to the anterosuperior bladder dome that usually obliterates at week 12 of gestation, becoming the median umbilical ligament. Urachal pathology occurs when there is incomplete obliteration of this channel during foetal development, resulting in the formation of a urachal cyst, patent urachus, urachal sinus or urachal diverticulum. Patients with persistent urachal remnants may be asymptomatic or present with lower abdominal or urinary tract symptoms and can develop complications. The purpose of this review is to describe imaging features of urachal remnant pathology and potential benign and malignant complications on ultrasound, CT, positron emission tomography CT and MRI.
Journal Title: British Journal of Radiology
Volume: 93
Issue: 1110
ISSN: 0007-1285
Publisher: British Institute of Radiology  
Date Published: 2020-05-15
Start Page: 20190118
Language: English
DOI: 10.1259/bjr.20190118
PUBMED: 32045264
PROVIDER: scopus
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