Surgical Endoscopy

, Volume 9, Issue 8, pp 914–916 | Cite as

Laparoscopic resection of an adenoma of the urachus in combination with a laparoscopic cholecystectomy

  • G. Hubens
  • D. De Vries
  • E. Hauben
  • E. Van Marck
  • B. Corthouts
  • P. Michielsen
  • W. Vaneerdeweg
  • E. Eyskens
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Abstract

In a 40-year-old male patient with symptomatic cholecystolithiasis, ultrasound examination disclosed a large cystic mass on the dome of the bladder. Laparoscopic resection of this mass was carried out in combination with a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Histology disclosed an urachal adenoma. Postoperative recovery was uneventful. We conclude that urachal adenomas can be managed safely by laparoscopic means.

Key words

Adenoma Urachus Laparoscopic cholecystectomy Urachal adenoma Laparoscopic surgery 

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© Springer-Verlag 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Hubens
    • 1
  • D. De Vries
    • 1
  • E. Hauben
    • 2
  • E. Van Marck
    • 2
  • B. Corthouts
    • 3
  • P. Michielsen
    • 4
  • W. Vaneerdeweg
    • 1
  • E. Eyskens
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity Hospital University of AntwerpAntwerpBelgium
  2. 2.Department of PathologyUniversity Hospital AntwerpAntwerpBelgium
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyUniversity Hospital AntwerpAntwerpBelgium
  4. 4.Department of GastroenterologyUniversity Hospital AntwerpAntwerpBelgium

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