Identification of an infected urachal cyst using point-of-care ultrasound

Samuel Austin, Candice Jersey, Michael Soltis, Henry Chicaiza, J. Kate Deanehan

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This case describes a 6-year-old girl who presented to the pediatric emergency department with 3 days of fever and suprapubic pain in the setting of 1 month of worsening, dull abdominal pain. On presentation, she had a tender, erythematous, and fluctuant mass on her lower abdomen. Point-of-care ultrasound was used to identify an abnormal fluid collection anterior to her bladder, suspicious for an infected urachal cyst. In this case, point-of-care ultrasound helped identify this uncommon finding in a timely fashion, which expedited definitive care and prevented unnecessary exposure to ionizing radiation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)323-324
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric emergency care
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Infected urachal cyst
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine


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