It goes longitudinally to the abdominal wall and becomes the medial umbilical ligament. When traction is applied to the umbilical artery during laparoscopic procedures, it will indicate the origin of the uterine artery.
Lateral to the median umbilical ligament, after detecting the lateral border of bladder, the medial umbilical ligament (obliterated umbilical artery) can be identified and it divides the paravesical space into two parts (medial and lateral).
Access to the vesical pedicles and bladder was achieved through 2 windows on both sides; the first between the medial umbilical ligament
, round ligament and the pelvic side wall, and the second through the broad ligament inferior to the round ligament.