Chapter 13. Umbilical and Urachal Anomalies

  1. Duncan T. Wilcox MBBS, MD, FEAPU Associate Professor2,
  2. Prasad P. Godbole FRCS, FRCS, (Paed) Consultant Paediatric Urologist3 and
  3. Martin A. Koyle MD, FAAP, FACS Professor of Urology Pediatrics Chief4,5
  1. Paul F. Austin MD, FAAP Director of Pediatric Urology Research Associate Professor of Urologic Surgery

Published Online: 7 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304183.ch13

Pediatric Urology: Surgical Complications and Management

Pediatric Urology: Surgical Complications and Management

How to Cite

Austin, P. F. (2008) Umbilical and Urachal Anomalies, in Pediatric Urology: Surgical Complications and Management (eds D. T. Wilcox, P. P. Godbole and M. A. Koyle), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304183.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Pediatric Urology, Rose Mary Haggar Professorship in Urology, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX, USA

  2. 3

    Sheffield Children's NHS Trust, Sheffield, UK

  3. 4

    University of Washington, USA

  4. 5

    Division of Urology, Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA

Author Information

  1. St. Louis Children's Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 16 MAY 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405162685

Online ISBN: 9781444304183



  • umbilical and urachal anomalies;
  • embryology;
  • clinical urachal anomalies;
  • periumbilical discharge;
  • patent urachus;
  • urachal cyst


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Prevalence

  • Embryology

  • Anatomy

  • Clinical urachal anomalies

  • Diagnosis

  • Outcomes and complications of urachal anomalies

  • Diagnosis and management of urachal anomalies

  • References