patent urachus


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urachus

 [u´rah-kus]
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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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.
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A simple umbilical pseudocyst requires no treatment, but needs to be differentiated from an allantoic cyst with persistent patent urachus. Ultrasound allows the channel communicating from the umbilicus to the bladder to be demonstrated (figure 1A).
After all, early diagnosis and surgical intervention of patent urachus in all calves ensured uneventful recovery.
Urachal remnants may persist in approximately 32% of adults, (1) and clinically they can present as patent urachus (most common), umbilical-urachal sinus, vesicourachal diverticulum, and urachal cyst (second most common) depending on which portion of the urachus persists.