Minimally Invasive Approach to Urachal Remnant in Obese Patient

Aleksandr A. Reznichenko


Urachal anomalies are rare. Most commonly they are clinically present in childhood. Rarely could they be seen in adult patients. These anomalies can cause recurrent infection. The standard of care for this disease is complete resection of all anomalous tissue including a bladder cuff to avoid recurrence. The traditional surgical approach includes large transverse or midline infraumbilical incision. Several reports have shown that minimally invasive technique could be successful in patients with urachal remnant. We present one patient with morbid obesity and urachal remnant who was successfully treated with complete laparoscopic resection.

J Curr Surg. 2014;4(4):117-120


Urachal remnant; Laparoscopy; Morbid obesity

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