Bladder, ureter & renal pelvis

Congenital anomalies

Urachal lesions-benign



Last author update: 1 December 2014
Last staff update: 9 December 2021

Copyright: 2003-2022, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

PubMed Search: Bladder urachal lesions

Monika Roychowdhury, M.D.
Page views in 2021: 5,444
Page views in 2022 to date: 4,128
Cite this page: Roychowdhury M. Urachal lesions-benign. PathologyOutlines.com website. https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/bladderurachalbenign.html. Accessed August 17th, 2022.
Definition / general
Etiology
  • Persistent urachal remnants is common; clinically important when infected, dilated or neoplastic
Diagrams / tables

Images hosted on other servers:
Missing Image

Urachal cysts and fistulas

Case reports
Treatment
  • Complete surgical excision to prevent malignant transformation
Clinical images

Images hosted on other servers:
Missing Image

Urachal cysts - sinus tract between bladder dome and umbilicus

Missing Image

Infected urachal cyst

Gross images

Images hosted on other servers:
Missing Image

Infected urachal cyst and fibrous tract

Missing Image

Urachal cyst containing stones

Missing Image

Urachal sigmoid fistula

Missing Image

Inflamed urachal cyst

Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Urachal cysts are lined by urothelium, cuboidal, flat or atrophic cells
Microscopic (histologic) images

Contributed by Rosemarie Rodriguez, M.D. and AFIP images
Urachal cyst Urachal cyst

Cyst lining

GATA3

GATA3

Lobulated cystic structure lined by benign epithelium

Lobulated cystic structure lined by benign epithelium

Back to top
Image 01 Image 02