patent urachus

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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.

patent urachus

a congenital anomaly in which the urachus remains patent from the bladder to the umbilicus, with a channel that may be small or large and leakage of urine at the umbilicus.

patent urachus

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.
See also: urachus


1. open, unobstructed, or not closed.
2. apparent, evident.

patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)
abnormal persistence of an open lumen in the ductus arteriosus, between the aorta and the pulmonary artery, after birth. The ductus arteriosus is open during prenatal life, allowing most of the blood of the fetus to bypass the lungs, but normally this channel closes shortly before birth. When the ductus arteriosus remains open, it places special burdens on the left ventricle and causes a diminished blood flow in the aorta. May remain open for up to 5 days in foals. One of the most common congenital heart defects in dogs, but less common in cats. Causes a continuous 'machinery' murmur loud in systole, soft in diastole, and 'bounding' pulse.
patent ductus venosus
see ductus venosus.
patent foramen ovale
see foramen ovale (1).
patent medicine
a drug or remedy protected by a trademark, available without a prescription.
patent period
the period during a disease in which the causative agent can be detected by clinicopathological tests, e.g. for helminth eggs.
patent urachus
the urachus persists after birth and allows urine to drip out of the bladder through the umbilicus. See also urachus.
patent ventricular septum
includes several entities characterized by incomplete closure of ventricular wall. Characterized by palpable cardiac thrill and audible pansystolic murmur on both sides of the chest at birth, accompanied by exercise intolerance and developing dyspnea at rest.