Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine
Urachal Cyst Diagnosed by Point-of-care Ultrasound
- Author(s): James, Vigil
- Seguin, Jade
- Kwan, Charisse W.
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5811/cpcem.2017.9.34905
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.