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Table 1 Comparison of case reports of urachal tuberculosis

From: Abdominal tuberculosis manifested as tuberculosis of the urachal sinus in an adolescent and the role of laparoscopy in the management: a rare case report

Author, publication year Presentation Age, gender Imaging modality Surgical management Mode of diagnosis of TB Outcome
Fujimoto et al., [7] 2000 Pollakiuria and non-tender infra-umbilical abdominal mass 62-year-old, Male MRI of the abdomen Open En bloc resection with partial cystectomy PCR test Recovered well
Jindal et al., [8] 2013 Intermittent peri-umbilical pain, low grade fever, and loss of weight 23-year-old, Male CT of the abdomen Open En bloc resection Histological examination characteristic of TB Recovered well
Present case Peri-umbilical pain, swelling and purulent discharge from umbilicus 14-year-old, Male CT of the abdomen Laparoscopic resection of urachal cyst, and biopsy of the nodules over the peritoneum and falciform ligament Histological examination characteristic of TB Recovered well
  1. TB tuberculosis, MRI magnetic resonance imaging, CT computed tomography, PCR polymerase chain reaction