median umbilical ligament


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me·di·an um·bil·i·cal lig·a·ment

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the remnant of the urachus, contained in the median umbilical fold; it persists as a midline fibrous cord between the apex of the bladder and the umbilicus.
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median umbilical ligament

The fibrous cord extending from the apex of the bladder to the umbilicus. It represents the remains of the urachus of the fetus.
See also: ligament
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Urachus or median umbilical ligament is obliterated allantois.
Further descent of the bladder at 4th-5th month of gestation into the fetal pelvis results in the formation of the urachal canal, which later forms a fibrous tract, extending from the anterior bladder wall towards the umbilicus, as the median umbilical ligament, within the space between the peritoneum and trasversalis fascia.