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urachal cyst

Friday 17 March 2006


Definition : A urachal cyst is a collection of tissue and fluid between the bladder and the belly button (umbilicus). The cyst forms in the remnants of the urachus, a structure normally present in a fetus that usually closes up before birth.


- cystic structures lined by benign urothelium and cuboidal epithelium expressing GATA3.
- lobulated cystic structure lined by benign epithelium


- Infected Urachal Cyst

See also

- urachal anomalies