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cervix

1. the technical name for neck
2. any necklike part of an organ, esp the lower part of the uterus that extends into the vagina

cervix

[′sər·viks]
(anatomy)
A constricted or necklike portion of a structure.
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Janay is enjoying being a fulltime mum at home but the 26-year-old is determined to raise awareness about the raise awareness about the 'incompetent cervix' condition, that led to her losing her beloved first baby.
> PARENTS' CLAIM The ObGyn should have performed a cervical cerclage because of the mother's history of an incompetent cervix. The mother should have been placed on bed rest and monitored every 2 weeks for cervical dilation.
Doctors struggled to resuscitate the tiny baby, who weighed only 1.2kg.It lived for a day before succumbing.This was Chenai's second premature baby.The previous one had been a year ago and the early labour occurred at the same time.It was found that Chenai had an incompetent cervix due to injuries that occurred in her very first pregnancy and she would need a cervical stitch to be put in place for subsequent pregnancies.
Sami Kilic, chief of minimally invasive gynecology and research at UTMB, is the first surgeon in the world reported to have used robotically assisted, ultrasound-guided laparoscopic surgery to successfully tighten a pregnant patient's incompetent cervix.
Typically an incompetent cervix presents with recurrent mid-trimester miscarriage that is usually sudden with minimal or no abdominal pains (1,2).
Evaluation of cervical cerclage for sonographically incompetent cervix in at high risk patients.
The book focuses on high-risk pregnancies that are likely to result in early delivery, giving readers in-depth information on premature rupture of membranes, preeclampsia, placental abruption, intrauterine growth restriction, incompetent cervix, bacterial vaginosis, and more.
"I was already feeling awful about it and now I was being told it may be my fault because I had an 'incompetent cervix'."
"But actually that's good news because it means there's a good chance they'll have a healthy pregnancy." For the couples who do get concrete answers, the causes can include chromosomal abnormalities, immunological conditions that can lead to blood clotting disorders, hormonal or thyroid problems or anatomical conditions such as an irregular womb or incompetent cervix.
Pastoriza's records for September and October of 2005 continued to note the history of an incompetent cervix and ceriages.
She's been told she has an incompetent cervix. I've read it can be fixed.