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Front. Oncol. | doi: 10.3389/fonc.2019.01274

Ultrasonographic Imaging Features of Urachal Cancer: A Case Report

 Xiaoyan Chen1*, Chunsong Kang1 and Mingxia Zhang1
  • 1Shanxi Dayi Hospital Affiliated to Shanxi Medical University, China

Urachal Cancer originates from the space of Retzius. It is a rare but aggressive carcinoma. Typical images of urachal cancer are rare, and this report provides a characteristic ultrasonographic imaging of this case. Herein, we present a case of a 45-year-old male patient with painless hematuria of 1-week duration with no obvious cause. Analysis of the characteristics of ultrasound images in this case is as follows: 1. a solid mass located between the top of the bladder and the abdominal wall, with an irregular shape, unclear boundary, and invading the bladder wall; 2. low tumor echogenicity, unevenly distributed, with a small amount of calcification; and 3. patchy and short-line blood flow signals within the mass. Postoperative pathology confirmed urachal adenocarcinomas.

Keywords: Urachal carcinoma, Ultrasonography, Adenocarcinomas, Bladder, computed tomography

Received: 28 Aug 2019; Accepted: 04 Nov 2019.

Copyright: © 2019 Chen, Kang and Zhang. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

* Correspondence: Mx. Xiaoyan Chen, Shanxi Dayi Hospital Affiliated to Shanxi Medical University, Taiyuan, Shanxi Province, China, xiaoguoguo119@163.com