uterine cavity

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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Pyometra involves abscess formation; drainage and evacuation of the uterine cavity is the main treatment protocol, along with placing a drain in the cavity and dilating the cervical canal (8, 15).
It is difficult to insert the hysteroscope into the uterine cavity, and ultrasonography showed it only arrived the internal cervical os.
Interstitial pregnancy should not be confused with angular pregnancy, the latter in which the embryo is implanted in the lateral angle of the uterine cavity. [2,3] Proper diagnosis is mandatory, so as to avoid misdiagnosis of a normal pregnancy which can happen in pregnancy occurring in an anomalous uterus like bicornuate/ septate.
MRI can accurately depict the shape of the uterine cavity, the uterine contour, and associated cervical and vaginal anomalies.
A large uterine cavity pseudoaneurysm measuring 4.2 x 3.8 x 3.7 cm and appearing to arise from abnormal placentation at the previous cesarean scar was identified (Figure 1).
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.
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.
Angular pregnancy corresponds to a viable intrauterine pregnancy that is implanted in one of the lateral angles of the uterine cavity, medial to the uterotubal junction, by endovaginal sonography at 6 weeks gestation.
Pelvic angiography demonstrated a left uterine artery PA, which measured 4 cm in diameter, with extravasation of contrast into a pocket that connected to the uterine cavity.
Evidently, dilatation of the cervical canal or curettage of the uterine cavity caused damage to the anterior uterine wall and the posterior bladder wall, allowing the fetus to migrate into the bladder.