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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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The gyneco-pathologist also reported the main bulk of tumor in the uterine cervix (the largest diameter was less than 4 cm) versus limited tumoral involvement of the isthmuses of the uterus.
Msh2, mlh1, fhit, p53, bcl-2, and bax expression in invasive and in situ squamous cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix. Clin Cancer Res 2000;6:3600-6.
Tobacco smoking impairs the local immunosurveillance in the uterine cervix. An immunohistochemical study.
Caption: Figure 2: Stage IB1 cervical adenocarcinoma in a 42-year-old woman with radical hysterectomy (A) T2-weighted axial MR images show a moderated lobulated mass of uterine cervix with a focal disruption (arrow) of peripheral rim.
The longitudinal and transverse axis of the uterine cervix and uterine corpus were measured after ablation by abdominal ultrasonography.
Blake Gilks et al., "Terminology of endocrine tumors of the uterine cervix: Results of a workshop sponsored by the College of American Pathologists and the National Cancer Institute," Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, vol.
However, it is very rarely reported in the uterine cervix [5-12].
A 1 cm mass was identified in the uterine cervix, but a pelvic MRI did not describe the cervical mass or parametrial invasion.
The mesh was then fixed onto the posterior face of the uterine cervix using 3-4 non-absorbable sutures via the vaginal route (Figure 2).
Per speculum examination revealed a firm polypoidal mass of about 4 x 5 cms size with thick pedicle arising from the uterine cervix. Ultrasonography disclosed normal kidneys, mildly cystic ovaries and a 3 x 4 cms sized homogenous well-circumscribed lesion with high vascularity arising from the anterior part of the cervix and extending into the myometrium.
Transvaginal and transabdominal ultrasounds showed abnormal enlargement of the uterine cervix. A CT abdomen/pelvis confirmed a heterogenous cervical mass without evidence of metastatic disease.