Cervix


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cervix

 [ser´viks] (pl. cer´vices) (L.)
1. neck.
2. the front portion of the neck.
3. cervix uteri.
Organs of the female reproductive system. From Applegate, 2000.
cervix den´tis neck of tooth.
incompetent cervix a cervix uteri that is abnormally prone to dilate before termination of the normal period of gestation, resulting in premature expulsion of the fetus. Predisposing factors include a previous traumatic delivery and previous dilatation and curettage. It may be corrected during pregnancy by cerclage using a band of fascia or a nonabsorbable ribbon of Mersilene to constrict the cervical os.
cervix u´teri (uterine cervix) the narrow lower end of the uterus between the isthmus and the opening of the uterus into the vagina.

Cervical cancer is surpassed only by lung cancer and breast cancer as a cause of female cancer deaths in the United States. Cervical erosion refers to ulceration of the surface epithelium of the cervix resulting from trauma (as in childbirth) or infection. Cervical lacerations are likely to occur during childbirth. Most small lacerations heal by themselves, but more extensive tears in the cervix may require surgical repair. Cervical polyps are fleshy growths that form on the cervix, causing bleeding, and can be removed surgically.
cervix vesi´cae urina´riae the lower, constricted part of the urinary bladder, near the opening of the urethra.

cer·vix

, gen.

cer·vi·cis

, pl.

cer·vi·ces

(ser'viks, ser-vī'sis, -sēz), [TA]
1. Synonym(s): neck
2. Any necklike structure.
3. Synonym(s): cervix of uterus
[L. neck]

cervix

(sûr′vĭks)
n. pl. cervixes or cervices (sûr′vĭ-sēz′, sər-vī′sēz)
1. A neck-shaped anatomical structure, such as the narrow outer end of the uterus.
2. The neck.

cervix

Anatomy A narrow necklike portion of an organ; the neck, connecting the head and trunk or a constricted part of an organ Gynecology Cervix uterine, neck of uterus A doughnut-shaped structure directly contiguous with the uterus; the lower and narrow end of the uterus, between the isthmus and ostium uteri. See Barrel cervix, Cockscomb cervix, Ripe cervix, Strawberry cervix, Uterus.

cer·vix

, pl. cervices (sĕr'viks, -vi-sēz) [TA]
1. Synonym(s): neck.
2. Any necklike structure.
3. Synonym(s): cervix of uterus.
[L. neck]

cervix

The neck of the womb (UTERUS).

cervix

the neck of the UTERUS in female mammals that leads into the VAGINA. It contains numerous glands which supply MUCUS to the vagina.

Cervix

A small cylindrical organ about an inch or so long and less than an inch around that makes up the lower part and neck of the uterus. The cervix separates the body and cavity of the uterus from the vagina.

cer·vix

, pl. cervices (sĕr'viks, -vi-sēz) [TA]
1. Synonym(s): neck.
2. Any necklike structure.
[L. neck]
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All one thousand three hundred and seventy three (1373) consecutive surgical specimens from any of the female genital tract organs i.e., uterus, ovary, vulva, vagina and cervix, from all age groups of women, submitted to the Department of Pathology during 2008 - 2011 were included in the study.
The association of GSTM1 and GSTT1 polymorphisms with squamous cell carcinoma of cervix in Pakistan.
Metastasis of squamous cell carcinoma cervix to humerus is very rare, especially within two months after the diagnosis of primary.
Results depicted that sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value (PPV), negative predictive value (NPV) and accuracy of MRI in detecting parametrial invasion in carcinoma of cervix is 84.5%, 84.2%, 86.9%, 81.3% and 84.3% respectively (Table-2).
This type of cervical cancer begins in the thin, flat cells (squamous cells) lining the outer part of the cervix, which projects into the vagina.
Studies have shown that early detection of a shortened cervix on sonography can predict preterm birth4,5.
The cervix, the lowest portion of the female sex organ, juts into the vagina where it can be felt, seen and examined by the gynecologist.
Cervical incompetence will usually result from severe and/or repeated traumatic insults to the cervix and the inability to form an adequate seal may compromise fertility.
If screening reveals cervical length of less than 20 mm, the patient receives vaginal progesterone, "the current standard of care in singleton pregnancy with incidental short cervix," said Dr.
[U.S.A], January 31 ( ANI ): In a groundbreaking research, scientists from University of Pennsylvania have found specific bacteria that might change the cervix of a pregnant woman and lead to preterm birth.
A 26-year-old woman, Gravida 3, Para 1, Abortus 1, presented at 19 weeks and 4 days of gestation for evaluation of a short cervix and placenta previa.