Median umbilical fold

The median umbilical fold is a raised ridge of parietal peritoneum in the deep aspect of the anterior abdominal wall overlying the median umbilical ligament representing the anatomical remnant of the foetal urachus. It is one of the 5 umbilical folds and should not be confused with the bilateral medial umbilical folds.

It runs from the apex of the bladder to the umbilicus. The supravesical fossae lie between the median umbilical fold and the medial umbilical folds.

Anatomy: Abdominopelvic
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rID: 44273
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • median umbilical ligament

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