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Related to patent urachus: Urachal cyst
a fetal canal connecting the bladder with the allantois, persisting throughout life as a cord (median umbilical ligament). adj., adj u´rachal.
patent urachus a condition in which the urachus remains a hollow tube connecting the bladder and the umbilicus, resulting in an umbilical urinary fistula.
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A condition in which the urachus remains as a hollow tube that connects the vertex of the bladder with the umbilicus, resulting in an umbilical urinary fistula.
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