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My pediatrician thinks my 3 month old has a urachal cyst. What is this in leamans terms, how's it treated, and should I be concerned?

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It is a connection between the umbilical cord site, belly button, and the bladder.
This is a normal part of fetal development but should have closed. If there is a cyst, it will be surgically corrected.

In brief: See below

It is a connection between the umbilical cord site, belly button, and the bladder.
This is a normal part of fetal development but should have closed. If there is a cyst, it will be surgically corrected.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Dr. Zoey Goore
Pediatrics

In brief: Urachal cyst

Urachal cycst is a left over connection from the bladder to the belly button.
In the fetus a lot of things are connected and slowly separate. Sometimes a small space is left over (cyst) after separation. Urachal cysts are very rare and sometimes confused with scar tissue from the belly button. A pediatric surgeon can help. Here's a link http://www.Urologyhealth.Org/urology/index.Cfm?Article=41.

In brief: Urachal cyst

Urachal cycst is a left over connection from the bladder to the belly button.
In the fetus a lot of things are connected and slowly separate. Sometimes a small space is left over (cyst) after separation. Urachal cysts are very rare and sometimes confused with scar tissue from the belly button. A pediatric surgeon can help. Here's a link http://www.Urologyhealth.Org/urology/index.Cfm?Article=41.
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