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Suprapubic versus prepubic sinus: a literature review
  1. Mohamed Saber Mostafa1,2 and
  2. Ahmed AbdElhamid Darwish1,2
  1. 1 Paediatric Surgery Department, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol, UK
  2. 2 Paediatric Surgery Department, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
  1. Correspondence to Ahmed AbdElhamid Darwish, aadarwish37{at}


Urachal sinus usually presents with umbilical discharge and the opening can rarely be located between the umbilicus and the symphysis pubis and the so called suprapubic sinus (SPS). There is another different entity of cases reported in literature with a similar presentation but with an opening anywhere between the umbilicus and symphysis pubis but differs from SPS in the pathway of the tract and the epithelial lining. We report a case of a 2-year-old boy presenting with a prepubic sinus that was managed with surgical excision. After a thorough literature review, we compare our case to other prepubic and SPS.

  • congenital disorders
  • paediatric surgery
  • urological surgery
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  • Contributors Both authors have shared in the writing, revision and correction of this case report.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

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