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Unit V Review Questions 

Unit V Review Questions
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Unit V Review Questions
Author(s):

David Seiden

and Siobhan A. Corbett

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199846085.003.0043
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date: 25 February 2020

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1. What do the terms anteverted and anteflexed mean with regard to the position of the uterus?

Anteversion refers to the angle between the long axis of the vagina and the long axis of the cervical canal. Normally, this angle is approximately 90 degrees anteriorly, and this is referred to as anteversion. If the angle is significantly greater than 90 degrees, it is referred to as retroversion. Anteflexion refers to the angle between the uterine body and the cervical canal. Normally, the uterine body is angled anteriorly relative to the cervix such that it lies upon the bladder. This is referred to as anteversion. If the uterus is in line with the cervix, this is referred to as retroflexion...

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