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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Pneumatised uncinate process was seen in 1 patient (1.16%) while retroverted uncinate was present in 2 patients (2.32%) in our study while it was reported to be 2% and 16% respectively, by Gouripur K et al.
The risk factors predisposing transmigration of intrauterine device include: inadequacy of clinician's skills, history of abortion, retroverted uterine axis, insertion in puerperium period and congenital uterine anomalies 7.
Hereditary factors, hormonal influence, pelvic surgery, retroverted uterus, history of varicose veins, and multiple pregnancies are considered as the risk factors.
These new findings supported spontaneous resolution of a retroverted incarcerated uterus.
Intraoperative exploration showed a slightly enlarged retroverted uterus with a wide fundus and a normal right fallopian tube.
A retroverted uterus was identified in five patients of which one patient in addition demonstrated rotation of the retroverted uterus with bilateral patent tubes (Figures 2A and 2B) while on HSG it appeared as a unicornuate uterus.
The uterine angle deviation, in relation to the longitudinal axis of the body, changes from a particularly retroverted position to a more anteverted one.
During examination, it is recommended that the speculum be attached to the device, but this sometimes hinders the complete view of the transformation zone, especially in women with a retroverted uterus.
Plain radiography and computed tomography (CT scan) showed L5 spina bifida occulta, bilateral L5 pars defect, dysplastic L5S1 facets, trapezoidal L5 vertebral body, retroverted sacrum with rounding of proximal endplate, and complete anterior descent of the L5 vertebrae to the sacrum (Figures 2(a)-2(d)).
Caption: Figure 1: Endoscopic appearance before and after resection (retroverted view).
Physical exam findings include tenderness or nodules in the cul-de-sac or uterosacral ligaments, pain with uterine movement, enlarged adnexal masses, or fixation of adnexa or uterus in a retroverted position.