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The median umbilical ligament is the embryological remnant of what fetal structure?
- Umbilical arteries
- Umbilical veins
- Vitelline duct
The answer is urachus. The urachus forms the median umbilical ligament. Be careful not to confuse it with the medial umbilical ligament, which represents the remnants of fetal umbilical arteries. Note there is an umbilical vein, not veins, and this forms the ligamentum teres hepatis.
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