uterine cavity


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cavity

 [kav´ĭ-te]
1. a hollow or space, or a potential space, within the body or one of its organs; called also caverna and cavum.
2. the lesion produced by dental caries.
Cavities in the body. From Applegate, 2000.
abdominal cavity the cavity of the body between the diaphragm above and the pelvis below, containing the abdominal organs.
absorption c's cavities in developing compact bone due to osteoclastic erosion, usually occurring in the areas laid down first.
amniotic cavity the closed sac between the embryo and the amnion, containing the amniotic fluid.
cranial cavity the space enclosed by the bones of the cranium.
glenoid cavity a depression in the lateral angle of the scapula for articulation with the humerus.
marrow cavity (medullary cavity) the cavity that contains bone marrow in the diaphysis of a long bone; called also medullary canal.
nasal cavity the proximal portion of the passages of the respiratory system, extending from the nares to the pharynx; it is divided into left and right halves by the nasal septum and is separated from the oral cavity by the hard palate.
oral cavity the cavity of the mouth, bounded by the jaw bones and associated structures (muscles and mucosa).
pelvic cavity the space within the walls of the pelvis.
pericardial cavity the potential space between the epicardium and the parietal layer of the serous pericardium.
peritoneal cavity the potential space between the parietal and the visceral peritoneum.
pleural cavity the potential space between the two layers of pleura.
pulp cavity the pulp-filled central chamber in the crown of a tooth.
cavity of septum pellucidum the median cleft between the two laminae of the septum pellucidum. Called also pseudocele, pseudocoele, and fifth ventricle.
serous cavity a coelomic cavity, like that enclosed by the pericardium, peritoneum, or pleura, not communicating with the outside of the body and lined with a serous membrane, i.e., one which secretes a serous fluid.
tension cavity cavities of the lung in which the air pressure is greater than that of the atmosphere.
thoracic cavity the portion of the ventral body cavity situated between the neck and the diaphragm; it contains the pleural cavity.
tympanic cavity the major portion of the middle ear, consisting of a narrow air-filled cavity in the temporal bone that contains the auditory ossicles and communicates with the mastoid air cells and the mastoid antrum by means of the aditus and the nasopharynx by means of the auditory tube. The middle ear and the tympanic cavity were formerly regarded as being synonymous.
uterine cavity the flattened space within the uterus communicating proximally on either side with the fallopian tubes and below with the vagina.

u·ter·ine cav·i·ty

, cavity of uterus [TA]
the space within the uterus extending from the cervical canal to the openings of the uterine tubes.

u·ter·ine cav·i·ty

, cavity of uterus (yū'tĕr-in kav'i-tē, yū'tĕr-ŭs) [TA]
The space within the uterus extending from the cervical canal to the openings of the uterine tubes.

cavity

1. a hollow or space, or a potentional space, within the body (e.g. abdominal cavity) or one of its organs (e.g. cranial cavity).
2. in teeth, the lesion produced by dental caries.

absorption c's
cavities in developing compact bone due to osteoclastic erosion, usually occurring in the areas laid down first.
amniotic cavity
the closed sac between the embryo and the amnion, containing the amniotic fluid.
cranial cavity
the space enclosed by the bones of the cranium.
dental cavity
1. the central space, often branched or multiple in compound teeth, of each tooth; carries the nerve and blood supplies to the teeth.
2. the defect caused by decay on a tooth surface. Called also caries.
glenoid cavity
a depression in the ventral angle of the scapula for articulation with the humerus.
infraglottic cavity
the space in the larynx caudal to the vocal folds; reflects the shape of the cricoid cartilage.
medullary (marrow) cavity
the cavity, containing marrow, in the diaphysis of a long bone; called also medullary canal.
nasal cavity
the proximal part of the respiratory tract, within the nose, bisected by the nasal septum and extending from the nares to the pharynx. Much of the cavity is occupied by the turbinate bones or conchae which also divide it into dorsal, medial and ventral meatuses. The common meatus is the narrow, vertical passage close to the nasal septum. The rostral end of the cavity just inside the nostril is the nasal vestibule, and the caudal part opening into the pharynx is the nasopharyngeal meatus.
oral cavity
the cavity of the mouth, made up of a vestibule and oral cavity proper.
pelvic cavity
the space within the walls of the pelvis.
pericardial cavity
the potential space between the epicardium and the parietal layer of the serous pericardium.
peritoneal cavity
the potential space between the parietal and the visceral peritoneum.
pleural cavity
the potential space between the parietal and the visceral pleura.
pulp cavity
the pulp-filled central chamber in a tooth; called also dental cavity.
serous cavity
a celomic cavity, like that enclosed by the pericardium, peritoneum or pleura, not communicating with the outside of the body and lined with a serous membrane, i.e. one which secretes a serous fluid.
tension cavity
cavities of the lung in which the air pressure is greater than that of the atmosphere.
thoracic cavity
the body cavity situated between the neck and the diaphragm.
tympanic cavity
the cavity of the middle ear.
uterine cavity
the space within the uterus communicating on either side with the uterine tubes and caudally with the vagina.
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Out of the 46, 19 cases (38 tubes) showed bilateral tubal block diagnosed by distention of the uterine cavity with ultrasound contrast and absence of contrast in the tubes.
Uterine cavity was empty, internal os was closed and the sliding sign was negative.
The limitations of D&C are evident in the opening case, as the D&C performed in the operating room under general anesthesia, without visualization of the uterine cavity, failed to identify the patient's intrauterine pathology.
II Unicornuate uterus When an associated horn is with or without a present, this class is rudimentary horn subdivided into communicating (Continuity with the main uterine cavity is evident) and noncommunicating (No continuity with the main uterine cavity).
Minimal adhesions implies adhesions involving < 1/4 of uterine cavity, thin or filmy adhesions, either clear or minimal involvement of ostial areas and upper fundus.
With Endosee, I was able to directly visualize the uterine cavity during her original appointment without using any pain medication or paracervical block.
Hysteroscopy provides direct visualization of the uterine cavity and is easily performed in an out-patient setting (14) while, laparoscopy directly visualizes fallopian tubes, assesses patency by chromotubation and the peritoneum by direct inspection (8).
Important factors supporting our patient's full-term pregnancy without significant fetal compromise were the patient's sufficient blood supply to the dominant uterine cavity and the existence of a possibly normal endometrium within the dominant uterine cavity.
Summary: New Delhi [India], June 30 (ANI): Ectopic Pregnancy, a leading cause of pregnancy related death, is a rare condition of embryo development outside the normal uterine cavity.
Materials and Methods: We performed a retrospective analysis of patients undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) therapy with and without GnRHa preinstallation into the uterine cavity just before embryo transfer between January 2012 and March 2013 in a single IVF center of a university hospital.
CrossBay Medical Inc revealed on Wednesday the receipt of approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for the CrossBay IVF Embryo Transfer Catheter Set for ultrasound-guided transfer of embryos into the uterine cavity following in vitro fertilization.