Journal of Medical Cases, ISSN 1923-4155 print, 1923-4163 online, Open Access
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Volume 6, Number 1, January 2015, pages 1-5

Injury to Urachal Diverticulum Due to Laparoscopy Port: A Case Report, Literature Review and Recommendations


Figure 1.
Figure 1. CT cystogram showing urachal diverticular and suprapubic drain can be seen passing through diverticulum.
Figure 2.
Figure 2. The reconstructed image of CT cystogram showing urachal diverticulum and position of drain.
Figure 3.
Figure 3. Types of urachal anomalies: (a) patent urachus; (b) urachal sinus; (c) urachal diverticulum; (d) urachal cyst.
Figure 4.
Figure 4. Laparoscopic view of superior border of urinary bladder which appears glistening white.


Table 1. Classification of Iatrogenic Injuries to the Urinary Bladder
Grade 1Contusion, intramural hematoma or partial thickness laceration
Grade 2Extraperitoneal bladder wall laceration < 2 cm
Grade 3Extraperitoneal bladder wall laceration > 2 cm or intraperitoneal bladder wall laceration < 2 cm
Grade 4Intraperitoneal bladder wall laceration > 2 cm
Grade 5Intra- or extraperitoneal bladder wall laceration involving the trigone or bladder neck