Flashcards in 4 - Gynae - The Cervix and its disorders - Anatomy and Fx of Cervix Deck (5):
made predom of? continuous with? connects what? allows what in and what out? in preg it holds what in what and then does what when?
elastic conn tissue
continuous with uterus, uterus to vagina
sperm in and menstrual flow out
in preg - holds fetus in and dilated in labour > delivery
what is lat to cervix? this structure contains what 3 things?
post - sacrum via uterosacral ligs and laterally to pelvic sidewall by cardinal ligs
lat is parametrium, contains conn tissue, uterine vessels and ureters
-canal is called what? and is lined by what? what is part that is continuous with vag? lined by? name of junction? what happens during puberty and preg?
endocervix - columnar (glandular) epithelium
ectocervix - squamous
- partial eversion of the cervix occurs
after partial eversion.....what happens to environment and what does this cause? what are these cells vulnerable to? so this is where what can happen?
lower pH of vagina causes now exposed col epith to undergo metaplasia > squamous - TZ formed at junction
metaplasia cells vuln to agents inducing neoplastic change - where cervical ca can originate