• endometrium
  • The uterus consists of three layers of tissues namely the endometrium or a layer of mucous membrane in the inner part, a layer of muscle fibres called the myometrium and the third and outer layer of connective tissues known as the perimetrium. (infobarrel.com)
  • During the menstrual cycle (estrus), the lining of the uterus (endometrium) undergoes changes that permit the implantation of a fertilized egg. (dictionary.com)
  • From innermost to outermost, these layers are as follows: Endometrium is the inner epithelial layer, along with its mucous membrane, of the mammalian uterus. (wikipedia.org)
  • Basically, it is represented by a miniature uterus comprising a smooth muscle wall lined by endometrium thus outlining a uterus anatomical structure. (wikipedia.org)
  • They have also been called helicine branches of the uterus (or helicine arterioles), as they are spiral-shaped, but they should not be confused with the spiral arteries that penetrate the endometrium in the inner uterus. (wikipedia.org)
  • womb
  • Commonly known as the womb, the uterus is the pear-shape, muscular and how part of the female reproductive system. (infobarrel.com)
  • Conditions that affect the uterus (womb) include benign or malignant (cancerous) growths, congenital disorders, infection, and hormonal imbalances that may affect menstrual flow. (daviddarling.info)
  • In some women, the womb or uterus is tipped backward, pointing toward the lower back. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The uterus (from Latin "uterus", plural uteri) or womb is a major female hormone-responsive reproductive sex organ of humans and most other mammals. (wikipedia.org)
  • In English, the term uterus is used consistently within the medical and related professions, while the Germanic-derived term womb is also commonly used in everyday contexts. (wikipedia.org)
  • The 21-year-old Turkish woman, Derya Sert, who had been born without a uterus, was the first woman in history to receive a womb from a deceased donor. (wikipedia.org)
  • The 26-year-old patient had been born without a uterus, and received her mother's womb in the transplant. (wikipedia.org)
  • pelvic
  • The uterus is located in the lower pelvic area, between the bladder and the rectum. (infobarrel.com)
  • A tipped uterus can be easily detected during a routine pelvic exam. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The uterus is located within the pelvic region immediately behind and almost overlying the bladder, and in front of the sigmoid colon. (wikipedia.org)
  • The uterus is primarily supported by the pelvic diaphragm, perineal body and the urogenital diaphragm. (wikipedia.org)
  • The uterus is in the middle of the pelvic cavity in frontal plane (due to ligamentum latum uteri). (wikipedia.org)
  • A retroverted uterus is usually diagnosed during a routine pelvic examination or with an internal ultrasound. (wikipedia.org)
  • The pelvic uterus-like mass - A primary or secondary Muellerian system anomaly? (wikipedia.org)
  • Cardinal ligament Pelvic diaphragm Parametrium This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918) Swiss embryology (from UL, UB, and UF) ugenital/diffmorpho05 pelvis at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University) (uterus, broadligament) Kyung Won, PhD. Chung (2005). (wikipedia.org)
  • ovary
  • Today, the one woman who can't get pregnant is the woman with no functioning ovary and no uterus. (go.com)
  • The sometimes called hemi-uterus has a single horn linked to the ipsilateral fallopian tube that faces its ovary. (wikipedia.org)
  • Anatomy figure: 43:05-06 at Human Anatomy Online, SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "The uterus, uterine tubes and ovary with associated structures. (wikipedia.org)
  • The uterus-like mass (ULM) is a tumorlike anatomical entity originally described in the ovary in 1981 and thereafter reported in several locations of the pelvis and abdominal cavity including broad ligament, greater omentum, cervix, small intestine, mesentery and conus medullaris. (wikipedia.org)
  • Uterus-like mass replacing ovary: Report of a new entity. (wikipedia.org)
  • Uterus-like masses of the ovary associated with breast cancer and raised serum CA125. (wikipedia.org)
  • Uterus-like mass of the ovary: endometriosis or congenital malformation? (wikipedia.org)
  • Uterus-like mass of the ovary associated with endometrioid carcinoma. (wikipedia.org)
  • vessels ovarian artery (in the suspensory ligament) uterine artery (in reality, travels in the cardinal ligament) ligaments ovarian ligament round ligament of uterus suspensory ligament of the ovary (Some sources consider it a part of the broad ligament while other sources just consider it a "termination" of the ligament. (wikipedia.org)
  • menstrual
  • The operation, performed by Dr. Ömer Özkan, Dr. Munire Erman Akar and their team, was the world's first uterus transplant surgery gaining long-term function, as evident by the fact that Ms. Sert has had six menstrual periods post-surgery and is said to have a fully functioning uterus. (wikipedia.org)
  • childbirth
  • It also is the place where you will be able to measure the force related to uterine contraction while the mother is undergoing labour and it serves as the mark in assessing the return of the uterus to its nonpregnant state after childbirth. (infobarrel.com)
  • After menopause or childbirth, the ligaments supporting the uterus can become lax or weakened. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The metaphor of a social uterus was formed by comparing the biological function of the uterus and the maturation of the foetus inside it from conception to childbirth with the changes in the family from the birth of the child up to its separation around the age of 18. (wikipedia.org)
  • In Saudi Arabia in 2000, a uterine transplant was performed by Dr. Wafa Fagee, from a 46-year-old hysterectomy patient into a 26-year-old recipient whose own uterus had hemorrhaged after childbirth. (wikipedia.org)
  • septum
  • My new Doctor did water U/S and saw that my uterus is septum and there is a small polyp. (medhelp.org)
  • She told me that septum part of my uterus did not have blood flow, so basically there is not enought room for embryo to implant. (medhelp.org)
  • pelvis
  • The uterus or pelvis can be scarred by conditions, including endometriosis , infection, or previous surgery. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The uterus is held in position within the pelvis by of endopelvic fascia, which are called ligaments. (wikipedia.org)
  • Under normal circumstances the suspensory part keeps the uterus in anteflexion and anteversion (in 90% of women) and keeps it "floating" in the pelvis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Anyway, the phenomenon of smooth muscle cell metaplasia occurring in association with endometriosis (endomyometriosis), as well as of smooth muscle differentiation at endometrio-myometrial junction independently from actually engendering uterus-like configurations in several locations of the pelvis, have been pointed out by several authors. (wikipedia.org)
  • The broad ligament of the uterus is the wide fold of peritoneum that connects the sides of the uterus to the walls and floor of the pelvis. (wikipedia.org)
  • ligaments
  • The ligaments supporting the uterus may be stretched and moved in a different direction than the uterus. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • It is held in place by several peritoneal ligaments, of which the following are the most important (there are two of each): Normally the uterus lies in anteversion & anteflexion. (wikipedia.org)
  • Fertility
  • T-shaped uterus sufferers can bear children, however they carry a greater risk of complications, such as miscarriages, reduced fertility and preterm births, both before and after any treatment. (wikipedia.org)
  • implantation
  • As part of normal mammalian sexual reproduction, a diseased or absent uterus does not allow normal embryonic implantation, effectively rendering the female infertile. (wikipedia.org)
  • rarely
  • citation needed] Rarely, a sharply tilted uterus is due to a disease such as endometriosis, an infection or prior surgery. (wikipedia.org)
  • infertility
  • What can be causing my infertility and if my uterus is septated is there a chance that my previous doctors could have missed it? (medhelp.org)
  • Laparoscopic
  • Laparoscopic retroverted uterus treatment is also a preferable option as this can be done easily and with fair accuracy. (wikipedia.org)
  • Laparoscopic methods have also become quite common in treating retroverted uterus and they tend to be quite effective. (wikipedia.org)
  • ligament
  • on the sides of the uterus, this sheet of peritoneum comes in direct contact with itself, forming the double layer of peritoneum known as the broad ligament of the uterus. (wikipedia.org)
  • The artery of round ligament of uterus is a branch of the inferior epigastric artery. (wikipedia.org)
  • hysterectomy
  • To prevent endometrial hyperplasia from developing into cancer, the doctor may recommend hysterectomy (surgery to remove the uterus) or treatment with hormones ( progesterone ) and regular followup exams. (daviddarling.info)
  • A hysterectomy is a procedure that surgically removes the uterus, explains WebMD. (reference.com)
  • hysterectomy (the removal of the uterus) may be needed in some cases. (wikipedia.org)
  • undergoes
  • This uterus may or may not be connected to Müllerian structure on the opposite site if the Müllerian duct on that site undergoes some development. (wikipedia.org)
  • Transplant
  • The uterine transplant is the surgical procedure whereby a healthy uterus is transplanted into an organism of which the uterus is absent or diseased. (wikipedia.org)
  • In Turkey, on 9 August 2011, the world's first uterus transplant from a deceased donor was conducted by a team of doctors at Akdeniz University Hospital in Antalya. (wikipedia.org)
  • The transplant failed due to a complication on 8 March and the uterus was removed. (wikipedia.org)
  • fetus
  • An artificial uterus, sometimes referred to as an 'exowomb', would have to provide nutrients and oxygen to nurture a fetus, as well as dispose of waste material. (wikipedia.org)
  • women
  • 25% of women have a 'tipped uterus', meaning that it falls backwards rather than forwards. (medhelp.org)
  • Swedish doctors have successfully transplanted a uterus from mother to daughter, raising hope for women without wombs who want to carry their own babies. (go.com)
  • A tilted uterus is quite common, with 20 women out of every 100 having the condition . (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Some women have no symptoms or idea that they have a tilted uterus. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Some women are born with a uterus in a tilted or tipped position. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Many women are concerned that having a tipped uterus will impact on their ability to get pregnant. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Many women with a tipped uterus usually prefer positions where they can be face-to-face with their partner. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Women who are having pain during sex or other symptoms of a tipped uterus should consult with their doctor. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Uterus assumes anteverted position in 50% women, retroverted position in 25% women and rest have midposed uterus. (wikipedia.org)
  • This is in contrast to the slightly "anteverted" uterus that most women have, which is tipped forward toward the bladder, with the anterior end slightly concave. (wikipedia.org)
  • Between 1 in 3 and 1 in 5 women (depending on the source) has a retroverted uterus, which is tipped backwards towards the spine. (wikipedia.org)
  • In his study of 26 women with a double uterus gynecological complaints included dysmenorrhea and dyspareunia. (wikipedia.org)
  • A t-shaped uterus is a type of uterine malformation wherein the uterus is shaped resembling the letter T. This is typically observed in DES-exposed women. (wikipedia.org)
  • embryos
  • It's also unclear whether the transplanted uterus will be receptive to embryos. (go.com)
  • The embryos correctly implanted into the artificial uterus' lining and started to grow. (wikipedia.org)