prolapse of uterus


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prolapse

 [pro´laps]
1. the falling down or downward displacement of a part or viscus; called also procidentia and ptosis.
2. to undergo such displacement.
prolapse of cord protrusion of the umbilical cord ahead of the presenting part of the fetus in labor.
Variations of prolapsed umbilical cord. From McKinney et al., 2000.
prolapse of the iris protrusion of the iris through a wound in the cornea.
mitral valve prolapse see mitral valve prolapse.
rectal prolapse (prolapse of rectum) protrusion of the rectal mucous membrane through the anus.
prolapse of uterus downward displacement of the uterus so that the cervix is within the vaginal orifice (first-degree prolapse), the cervix is outside the orifice (second-degree prolapse), or the entire uterus is outside the orifice (third-degree prolapse).

prolapse of uterus

Etymology: L, prolapsus, falling, uterus, womb
the descent of the uterine cervix into the vagina, partly into the vagina, or outside the vagina.
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Uterine prolapse

pro·lapse of u·ter·us

(prō'laps yū'tĕr-ŭs)
Downward movement of the uterus due to laxity and atony of the muscular and fascial structures of the pelvic floor, usually resulting from injuries of childbirth or advanced age; prolapse occurs in three forms: first-degree prolapse, second-degree prolapse, and third-degree prolapse.
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About one hour of parturition, animal started severe straining with prolapse of uterus and animal became recumbent.
In this case, prolapse of uterus and intestines may be sequelae of dystocia.
A 2 year old non descript doe in its second parity was presented with compliant of prolapse of uterus (Fig.
But in the present case prolapse of uterus was observed after abortion.
The owner reported that severe contractions occurred to expel fetal membranes and prolapse of uterus took place within 30 minutes following foaling.
Prolapse of uterus is regarded as one of the major reproductive disorders in buffaloes and causes great economic loss to farmers (Seth, 1970).