Congenital prepubic sinus associated with a urachal remnant: Report of a case

Koji Yamada, Yutaka Kanamori, Hideaki Tanaka, Akihiro Fujino, Toshihiko Watanabe, Noriko Takeda, Masataka Takahashi, Waka Yamada, Hideo Ishihama

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Abstract

Congenital prepubic sinus is a rare congenital anomaly situated in the midline of the lower abdomen. We report a case of congenital prepubic sinus, closely associated with a urachal remnant. Preoperative magnetic resonance imaging showed clearly that the sinus tracked the urachus caudally. This finding supports the theory that the anomaly is caused by abnormal remnant tissue originating from the cloacal membrane, which tracks the allantois duct caudally along with fetal longitudinal growth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1330-1332
Number of pages3
JournalSurgery today
Volume43
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Nov 1

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Keywords

  • Congenital prepubic sinus
  • Urachus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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Yamada, K., Kanamori, Y., Tanaka, H., Fujino, A., Watanabe, T., Takeda, N., Takahashi, M., Yamada, W., & Ishihama, H. (2013). Congenital prepubic sinus associated with a urachal remnant: Report of a case. Surgery today, 43(11), 1330-1332. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00595-012-0469-1