The urachus revisited: multimodal imaging of benign & malignant urachal pathology

Das, JP, Vargas, HA, Lee, A, Hutchinson, B, O'Connor, E, Kok, Hong Kuan, Torreggiani, W, Murphy, J, Roche, C, Bruzzi, J and McCarthy, P 2020, The urachus revisited: multimodal imaging of benign & malignant urachal pathology, The British journal of radiology, vol. 93, no. 1110, pp. 20190118, doi: 10.1259/bjr.20190118.

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Title The urachus revisited: multimodal imaging of benign & malignant urachal pathology
Author(s) Das, JP
Vargas, HA
Lee, A
Hutchinson, B
O'Connor, E
Kok, Hong KuanORCID iD for Kok, Hong Kuan
Torreggiani, W
Murphy, J
Roche, C
Bruzzi, J
McCarthy, P
Journal name The British journal of radiology
Volume number 93
Issue number 1110
Start page 20190118
Publisher British Institute of Radiology
Place of publication England
Publication date 2020-06-01
ISSN 0007-1285
Summary 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.
Language eng
DOI 10.1259/bjr.20190118
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Field of Research 1103 Clinical Sciences
HERDC Research category C2 Other contribution to refereed journal
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