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Anatomy of Uterocervical and Vaginal Support
Rania Farouk El Sayed, MD, PhD
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TERMINOLOGY

  • Definitions

    • Middle compartment
      • Contains uterus, vagina, and their supporting systems

GROSS ANATOMY

  • Uterocervical Support

    • Vaginal Support System

      IMAGING ANATOMY

      • Overview

        CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS

        • Function & Dysfunction

          Selected References

          1. Mezzadri M: [Pelvic organ prolapse physiopathology.] Rev Prat. 69(4):385-6, 2019
          2. Eid S et al: Comprehensive review of the cardinal ligament. Cureus. 10(6):e2846, 2018
          3. DeLancey JO: What's new in the functional anatomy of pelvic organ prolapse? Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 28(5):420-9, 2016
          4. El Sayed RF : The urogynecological side of pelvic floor MRI: the clinician's needs and the radiologist's role. Abdom Imaging. 38(5):912-29, 2013
          5. Weber AM et al: The standardization of terminology for researchers in female pelvic floor disorders. Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct. 12(3):178-86, 2001
          6. DeLancey JO: Anatomic aspects of vaginal eversion after hysterectomy. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 166(6 Pt 1):1717-24; discussion 1724-8, 1992
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          TERMINOLOGY

          • Definitions

            • Middle compartment
              • Contains uterus, vagina, and their supporting systems

          GROSS ANATOMY

          • Uterocervical Support

            • Vaginal Support System

              IMAGING ANATOMY

              • Overview

                CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS

                • Function & Dysfunction

                  Selected References

                  1. Mezzadri M: [Pelvic organ prolapse physiopathology.] Rev Prat. 69(4):385-6, 2019
                  2. Eid S et al: Comprehensive review of the cardinal ligament. Cureus. 10(6):e2846, 2018
                  3. DeLancey JO: What's new in the functional anatomy of pelvic organ prolapse? Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 28(5):420-9, 2016
                  4. El Sayed RF : The urogynecological side of pelvic floor MRI: the clinician's needs and the radiologist's role. Abdom Imaging. 38(5):912-29, 2013
                  5. Weber AM et al: The standardization of terminology for researchers in female pelvic floor disorders. Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct. 12(3):178-86, 2001
                  6. DeLancey JO: Anatomic aspects of vaginal eversion after hysterectomy. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 166(6 Pt 1):1717-24; discussion 1724-8, 1992