retroversion

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retroversion

[‚re·trə′vər·zhən]
(anatomy)
A turning back.
(medicine)
A condition in which the uterus is tilted backward without any change in the angle of its longitudinal axis.
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To scan a retroverted uterus using TVS, the sonographer should:
There was one case of hydramnios, 3 cases of intrauterine foetal death, one case of right ovarian cyst, one case of oligohydramnios and one case of retroverted uterus. Drum (1976) (8) scanned 1152 patients with clinical diagnosis of threatened abortion.
The closer the beam of sound coming off of the footprint is to a right angle with the endometrium (as it will be in a markedly anteverted or retroverted uterus), the better the resulting image.
A:IT sounds like she has a retroverted uterus. This is the medical term used to describe a womb that is tipped or tilted backwards away from the belly.