Laparoscopic Excision of a Urachal Remnant

The urachus connects the bladder to the allantois during gestation, and normally involutes shortly after birth. Abnormalities of the urachus, which include cysts, remnants and diverticula, can result in persistent umbilical drainage and infection. Excision of an incompletely involuted urachus is recommended to prevent infection, and is typically accomplished through a transverse infraumbilical or vertical midline incision. This video demonstrates a laparoscopic technique for umbilical remnant excision, allowing for excellent visualization of the structures involved as well as minimal post-operative pain and scarring


Session: Video Channel

Program Number: V064

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