Vaginal portion of cervix
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|Vaginal portion of cervix|
|1. Round ligament
3. Uterine cavity
4. Intestinal surface of Uterus
5. Versical surface(toward bladder)
6. Fundus of uterus
7. Body of uterus
8. Palmate folds of cervical canal
9. Cervical canal
10. Posterior lip
11. Cervical os (external)
12. Isthmus of uterus
13. Supravaginal portion of cervix
14. Vaginal portion of cervix
15. Anterior lip
|Posterior half of uterus and upper part of vagina. (Vaginal portion of cervix visible but not labeled.)|
|Latin||portio vaginalis cervicis|
|Gray's||subject #268 1260|
On its rounded extremity is a small, depressed, somewhat circular aperture, the external orifice of the uterus, through which the cavity of the cervix communicates with that of the vagina.
The external orifice is bounded by two lips, an anterior and a posterior, of which the anterior is the shorter and thicker, although, on account of the slope of the cervix, it projects lower than the posterior.
Normally, both lips are in contact with the posterior vaginal wall.
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