retroverted uterus

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retroverted uterus

A UTERUS that lies in line with the long axis of the vagina or at an angle that slopes back from this axis. Normally, the uterus is inclined forward at about a right angle to the vagina. Retroversion is the condition of about 20% of women and is not, in itself, considered to be in any way harmful.
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Types of uterine incarceration include incarceration of an anteflexed gravid uterus and incarceration of a retroflexed uterus with or without sacculation [8].
The first intrauterine modern device dates from 1909,3 but now they are considered a widely used birth control method with rare complications such as perforation, infection, and ectopic pregnancy.4 Risk factors for uterine perforation include patients with retroverted or retroflexed uterus and IUCD is inserted directly or passes into the abdominal cavity through an iatrogenic opening in the uterine wall.2 The most commonly involved organs are cervix, broad ligament, ovary and uterine myoma, with the rectosigmoid colon and urinary system to the next commonly affected.
Two complications occurred--one failed entry due to a dull needle and one perforation into a retroflexed uterus, for an overall complication rate of 2%.