A Case of Urachal Yolk Sac Tumor With Spontaneous Rupture in a Child

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Abstract

Tumors arising from urachus in children are exceedingly rare and sporadically reported in literature. Being a midline structure, the urachus may harbor neoplastic germ cell elements and can occasionally present as a case of acute abdomen. A 20-month-old toddler presented with spontaneous rupture of an urachal yolk sac tumor causing hemoperitoneum. He underwent resection, received platinum-based chemotherapy and presently remains well on follow-up. Despite its rarity, urachal germ cell tumors must be considered in a child with acute abdomen and tumor markers must be measured preemptively in such cases.

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