urachal

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u·ra·chal

(yūr'ă-kăl),
Relating to the urachus.

u·ra·chal

(yūr'ă-kăl)
Relating to the urachus.

urachal

(ū′ră-kăl) [Gr. ourachos, fetal urinary canal]
Rel. to the urachus.

urachal

pertaining to urachus.

urachal abscess
a mass palpable in the abdomen dorsal to the umbilicus to which it is usually connected by a fistula that drips pus continually.
urachal cyst
symptomless fluid-filled cavities in the urachal ligament.
urachal diverticulum
visible with contrast radiography as an extension of the bladder at the vertex. See also vesicourachal diverticulum.
urachal inflammation
usually results from an extensive infection of the umbilicus. The urachus may or may not be pervious. Cystitis or urachal abscess may follow.
persistent urachal ligament
maintains tension on the bladder leading to incomplete filling and emptying. The elongated bladder with a pointed vertex is readily visible radiologically.
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