Urachal Bladder Mass Presenting as a Colovesical Fistula

Urachal Bladder Mass Presenting as a Colovesical Fistula
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Title:Urachal Bladder Mass Presenting as a Colovesical Fistula
Author/Abstract:

Nicolo F. Buenaventura MD; Maria Pamela E. Pahati, MD and Lester A. Garcia, MD, FPUA
Department of Urology, East Avenue Medical Center

The urachus is an embryonic remnant of communication between the bladder and the umbilicus. It
usually obliterates and becomes a fibrous cord, but the incomplete obliteration or partial recanalization
leads to the development of anomalies such as urachal cyst or patent urachus.
This case presents itself differently which makes it an important learning experience for the clinician.
This is a case of a 41 year old male who initially treated as a bladder tumor which turned out to be a
urachal remnant. Upon further investigation, due to persistence of symptoms, led to diagnosing the
patient with a urachosigmoid fistula who then underwent corrective surgery. With deeper
understanding of the disease, we could diagnose and treat similar patients more effectively in terms of
cost spent, time rendered and proper treatment.

Key words: Colovesical fistula, urachal remnant, urachal fistula, urachovesical fistula

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