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Cervix
Marc S. Tubay, MD
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Terminology

  • Synonyms

    • Cervix uteri
  • Definitions

    • Caudal segment of uterus that communicates with vagina

Gross Anatomy

  • Overview

    • Histology

      Imaging Anatomy

      • Overview

        • Anatomy Relationships

          • MR

            • Ultrasound

              • CT

                Anatomy Imaging Issues

                • Imaging Recommendations

                  • Imaging Pitfalls

                    Clinical Implications

                    • Clinical Importance

                      • Cervical Pathology

                        Embryology

                        • Embryologic Events

                          Selected References

                          1. Wasnik AP et al: Normal and variant pelvic anatomy on MRI. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 19(3):547-66; viii, 2011
                          2. Yitta S et al: Normal or abnormal? Demystifying uterine and cervical contrast enhancement at multidetector CT. Radiographics. 31(3):647-61, 2011
                          3. Sajjad Y: Development of the genital ducts and external genitalia in the early human embryo. J Obstet Gynaecol Res. 36(5):929-37, 2010
                          4. Hauth EA et al: MR imaging of the uterus and cervix in healthy women: determination of normal values. Eur Radiol. 17(3):734-42, 2007
                          5. Well D et al: Age-related structural and metabolic changes in the pelvic reproductive end organs. Semin Nucl Med. 37(3):173-84, 2007
                          6. Cunningham FG: Williams Obstetrics. 22nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, Medical Publishing Division, 2005
                          7. Hoad CL et al: Uterine tissue development in healthy women during the normal menstrual cycle and investigations with magnetic resonance imaging. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 192(2):648-54, 2005
                          8. Okamoto Y et al: MR imaging of the uterine cervix: imaging-pathologic correlation. Radiographics. 23(2):425-45; quiz 534-5, 2003
                          9. Ludmir J et al: Anatomy and physiology of the uterine cervix. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 43(3):433-9, 2000
                          10. Callen PW: Ultrasonography in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 3rd ed. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, 1994
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                          Terminology

                          • Synonyms

                            • Cervix uteri
                          • Definitions

                            • Caudal segment of uterus that communicates with vagina

                          Gross Anatomy

                          • Overview

                            • Histology

                              Imaging Anatomy

                              • Overview

                                • Anatomy Relationships

                                  • MR

                                    • Ultrasound

                                      • CT

                                        Anatomy Imaging Issues

                                        • Imaging Recommendations

                                          • Imaging Pitfalls

                                            Clinical Implications

                                            • Clinical Importance

                                              • Cervical Pathology

                                                Embryology

                                                • Embryologic Events

                                                  Selected References

                                                  1. Wasnik AP et al: Normal and variant pelvic anatomy on MRI. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 19(3):547-66; viii, 2011
                                                  2. Yitta S et al: Normal or abnormal? Demystifying uterine and cervical contrast enhancement at multidetector CT. Radiographics. 31(3):647-61, 2011
                                                  3. Sajjad Y: Development of the genital ducts and external genitalia in the early human embryo. J Obstet Gynaecol Res. 36(5):929-37, 2010
                                                  4. Hauth EA et al: MR imaging of the uterus and cervix in healthy women: determination of normal values. Eur Radiol. 17(3):734-42, 2007
                                                  5. Well D et al: Age-related structural and metabolic changes in the pelvic reproductive end organs. Semin Nucl Med. 37(3):173-84, 2007
                                                  6. Cunningham FG: Williams Obstetrics. 22nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, Medical Publishing Division, 2005
                                                  7. Hoad CL et al: Uterine tissue development in healthy women during the normal menstrual cycle and investigations with magnetic resonance imaging. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 192(2):648-54, 2005
                                                  8. Okamoto Y et al: MR imaging of the uterine cervix: imaging-pathologic correlation. Radiographics. 23(2):425-45; quiz 534-5, 2003
                                                  9. Ludmir J et al: Anatomy and physiology of the uterine cervix. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 43(3):433-9, 2000
                                                  10. Callen PW: Ultrasonography in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 3rd ed. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, 1994