cervical canal


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Noun1.cervical canal - a spindle-shaped canal extending from the uterus to the vaginacervical canal - a spindle-shaped canal extending from the uterus to the vagina
duct, epithelial duct, canal, channel - a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance; "the tear duct was obstructed"; "the alimentary canal"; "poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs"
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The uterine fundus superior to the gestational sac was normal in appearance, as was the cervical canal.
The cervical canal was then dilated serially with Hegar dilators up to number 8 to prevent future restenosis.
Vaginal purity degree is assessed from vaginal swabs whereas ectocervical and cervical canal smears are subject to cytological screening according to PAP or Bethesda systems (screening test).
The cervical canal was dilated to 8 mm, and an 8 mm flexible cannula was placed into the endometrial cavity just near the gestational sac under direct abdominal ultrasound visualization.
The cells may invade mom's mucus-secreting glands and then get washed into the cervical canal.
Never force the uterine sound or insertion tube through the cervix; if necessary, stop and dilate the cervical canal.
After the insertion of a speculum, the cervical canal, cervix, uterus, ovaries, bladder and rectum can be examined too.
All the lesions of the uterine cervix involving ectocervix and endocervix were included and lesions arising from the body of uterus, vulva, vagina, and neighboring organs extending in cervical canal but not involving cervical tissue and parametrium were excluded.
TVS confirmed the TAS findings and in addition revealed an empty uterine cavity and cervical canal with echogenic collection around the cervix and the lower uterine segment.
Transvaginal placement of a silicone pessary around the cervix "is thought to support the cervix and change its direction toward the sacrum, thereby reducing the direct pressure from the uterine contents on the cervical canal.
The main cause of pyometra is cervical canal occlusion usually secondary to carcinoma cervix; however, other benign causes are endometrial polyp, leiomyoma, infection especially senile cervicitis, a forgotten intrauterine device, cervical occlusion after surgery, and radiation [1-3].
In group 'B'Foley catheter (26fr) was placed within the cervical canal and inflated with 60 ml of sterile water for labour induction.