URACHAL MALIGNANCY PRESENTING AS ACUTE GENERALIZED PERITONITIS: A CASE REPORT AND REVIEW OF LITERATURE
Dr. Supriya, Dr. Vijay Verma* and Dr. Ravi Verma
Acute generalised peritonitis (AGP) is a potentially life-threatening intra-abdominal pathology worldwide which partly manifests as an acute abdomen. AGP is the most frequent cause of acute abdomen. It has several causes, the most common being hollow viscus perforation. Another causes could be perforation of any tumour, post trauma, post surgery, diseases like tuberculosis and pyometra etc. Here we present a case of an elderly chronic smoker patient who presented to us with features of acute generalized peritonitis and was later found to be a case of tumour perforation arising from a very rare vestigeal organ, called urachus.
Keywords: AGP, urachus, vestigial organ, acute abdomen, perforation.
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