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urachus

Monday 26 April 2004

Adj. urachal

WKP

Definition: The urachus is a fibrous remnant of the allantois, a canal that drains the urinary bladder of the fetus that joins and runs within the umbilical cord. The fibrous remnant lies in the space of Retzius, between the transversalis fascia anteriorly and the peritoneum posteriorly.

Pathology

- urachal anomalies

- urachal tumors

See also

- vesical malformations