OMIA:000781-9685 : Patent urachus in Felis catus

In other species: dog , 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.


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