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Urachal Cyst Diagnosed by Point-of-care Ultrasound

  • Author(s): James, Vigil
  • Seguin, Jade
  • Kwan, Charisse W.
  • et al.

Irreducible umbilical swelling in infants is considered a surgical emergency because a delay in surgical intervention for an incarcerated umbilical hernia can lead to bowel ischemia and necrosis. We report two patients who presented to a pediatric emergency department with history and symptoms of irreducible umbilical mass suggestive of umbilical hernia. Point-of-care ultrasound was used at the bedside to demonstrate the presence of urachal cyst remnants and accurately guided the care of these children.

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