Walton B. Acute abdominal pain secondary to a urachal cyst abscess. J Am Osteopath Assoc 1998;98(1):51. doi: 10.7556/jaoa.1922.214.171.124.
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Primary care physicians often see patients with complaints of acute abdominal pain. The differential diagnosis for the acute abdomen is complex and requires not only precise clinical skills but also a high index of suspicion for a specific disease state. Uncommon disorders must be considered when the signs and symptoms observed are unusual or the pathologic entity suspected is not found on diagnostic workup or during surgery. A urachal cyst abscess, although rare, may have the signs and symptoms of an acute abdomen.
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