OMIA:000781-9685 : Patent urachus in Felis catus (domestic cat)

In other species: dog , mountain zebra , white rhinoceros , sheep

Categories: Embryo phene

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.

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2005). OMIA:000781-9685: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


Note: the references are listed in reverse chronological order (from the most recent year to the earliest year), and alphabetically by first author within a year.

2002 Laverty, P.H., Salisbury, S.K. :
Surgical management of true patent urachus in a cat Journal of Small Animal Practice 43:227-229, 2002. Pubmed reference: 12038858.
1967 Scherzo, C.S. :
Cystic liver and persistent urachus in a cat. J Am Vet Med Assoc 151:1329-30, 1967. Pubmed reference: 5624191.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 06 Sep 2005