"Urachus" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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An embryonic structure originating from the ALLANTOIS. It is a canal connecting the fetal URINARY BLADDER and the UMBILICUS. It is normally converted into a fibrous cord postnatally. When the canal fails to be filled and remains open (patent urachus), urine leaks through the umbilicus.
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Urachus" by people in Profiles.
Management of urachal remnants in early childhood. J Urol. 2008 Oct; 180(4 Suppl):1824-6; discussion 1827.