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South Med J. 2005 Aug;98(8):825-6.

Urachal remnant small bowel obstruction: report of two adult cases.

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  • 1Department of Surgery at George Washington University and the Veteran's Administration Hospital, Washington, DC, USA.


This report describes two separate cases of adult patients with intestinal obstruction caused by an urachal remnant. While reports of infected urachal cysts causing intra-abdominal pathology are not uncommon, intestinal obstruction caused by urachal remnants is exceedingly rare in the pediatric population and has never been described in adults. Both of these patients required surgical intervention with excision of the urachal remnant and subsequent resolution of the small bowel obstruction.

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