The micturating umbilicus

G S Isaacs, B Singh


A 14-year-old girl presented with a 4-year history of a clear, intermittent discharge oozing from the umbilicus, which was confirmed to be urine on biochemical evaluation. A fistulogram demonstrated a tract communicating the umbilicus with the bladder, consistent with a urachal fistula, which was successfully resected surgically.

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G S Isaacs, University of Kwa Zulu Natal

B Singh, University of Kwa Zulu Natal

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South African Medical Journal 2010;100(1):22-23.

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Date submitted: 2009-08-31
Date published: 2010-01-13

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