OMIA:000781-9615 : Patent urachus in Canis lupus familiaris (dog)

In other species: domestic cat , mountain zebra , white rhinoceros , sheep

Categories: Embryo phene

Links to MONDO diseases: No links.

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Cross-species summary: The urachus is a canal present in the foetus, connecting the bladder with the allantois via the navel. It normally disappears after birth. A patent urachus is one which persists after birth, allowing urine to drip out of the bladder through the umbilicus.

Genetic engineering: Unknown
Have human generated variants been created, e.g. through genetic engineering and gene editing

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2005). OMIA:000781-9615: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


2004 Rahal, SC., Mamprim, MJ., Torelli, SR. :
What is your diagnosis? Patent urachus. J Am Vet Med Assoc 225:1041-2, 2004. Pubmed reference: 15515981.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 18 Sep 2005