umbilical ligament


The obliterated umbilical artery that persists as a fibrous cord passing upward alongside the bladder to the umbilicus; medial umbilical ligament.
The remnant of the urachus that persists as a midline fibrous cord located between the apex of the bladder and the umbilicus; middle umbilical ligament.
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