Usually seen in infancy and early childhood, urachal remnant occurs when the urachus, or tube connecting the bladder to the umbilicus during fetal development, fails to close.
During the 4th – 5th month of fetal development, the urachus usually closes. If it does not, 3 things can happen:
Problems that can occur from urachal remnants:
Surgical removal of the entire urachal cyst and/or tract.
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