endocervix


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endocervix

 [en″do-ser´viks]
1. the glandular cells lining the canal of the cervix uteri.
2. the region of the opening of the cervix uteri into the uterine cavity. adj., adj endocer´vical.

en·do·cer·vix

(en'dō-sĕr'viks),
The mucous membrane of the cervical canal.

endocervix

/en·do·cer·vix/ (-ser´viks)
1. the mucous membrane lining the canal of the cervix uteri.
2. the region of the opening of the cervix into the uterine cavity.endocer´vical

endocervix

(ĕn′dō-sûr′vĭks)
n.
The mucous membrane of the uterine cervical canal.

endocervix

[en′dōsur′viks]
1 the membrane lining the canal of the uterine cervix.
2 the opening of the cervix into the uterine cavity.

en·do·cer·vix

(en'dō-sĕr'viks)
The mucous membrane of the cervical canal.

endocervix

1. the mucous membrane lining the canal of the cervix uteri.
2. the region of the opening of the cervix uteri into the uterine cavity.
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Dual sampling of the endocervix and its impact on AutoCyte Prep endocervical adequacy.
The risk is further reduced with desiccation of the endocervix.
Its patented design automatically collects cells from the endocervix (inside) and ectocervix (outside) in one quick step.
Immunohistochemical phenotype of the urinary bladder endocervicosis: comparison with normal endocervix and well-differentiated mucinous adenocarcinoma of uterine cervix.
A particular advantage of these tests is the ability to test urine samples, in addition to swabs of the endocervix and urethra.
With hysteroscopy, the view is limited to the endometrial surfaces, and it is not possible to view the depth of myometrial involvement of uterine fibroids, although a global view of the endocervix and endometrium is possible and the cornua is easily visualized, she added.
While other types of cancer, such as that of the endocervix and endometrium, can be detected by Pap smear, the sensitivity and specificity for detection of these cancers are far lower than for squamous cell carcinoma, the most common type of cervical cancer.
Witkin and associates found that 40% of the cohort had HPV at the introitus and endocervix, 29% had cervical HPV only, and the rest had no HPV detected.
The 510(k) application used data from a clinical trial that measured cellularity, (whether a sufficient number of cells was collected), adequacy (the presence of cells representative of the endocervix and transformation zone - the two areas of the cervix where cervical cancer typically starts), reporting according to the Bethesda Classification System, and patient comfort.
Here, we report 2 cases of appendiceal GCC: one with metastases to the uterine endocervix, and the other with metastasis to the endometrium.
In women, it's essential to culture the cervix, especially the endocervix.
Specimen adequacy: The cervix must be properly visualized, and both the endocervix and ectocervix should be thoroughly sampled .