Conrad was at the ob-gyn to check to see if, as the Maryland resident likes to put it, “My cervix is trying to kill me.”
HPV led to early cervical cancer and the subsequent removal of nearly half her cervix.
She described how her own pregnancy had gone wrong at 17 weeks, when the fetus moved into her cervix.
She had to remove part of her cervix because her strain of HPV proved to be one of the more serious ones.
[Y]ou will know you have it right when you crush down on the clamp and see white gelatinous material coming through the cervix.
Four years later this patient came under observation with extensive cancer of the cervix.
On my urgent representations she allowed me to remove the cervix.
In women infection of the cervix uteri occurs in about 80 per cent.
If there be any suspicion in this direction he should remove the cervix.
Efforts should therefore be directed, when possible, to ensure a soft state of the cervix before performing rapid dilatation.
early 15c., "ligament in the neck," from Latin cervix "the neck, nape of the neck," from PIE *kerw-o-, from root *ker- (see horn (n.)). Applied to various neck-like structures of the body, especially that of the uterus (by 1702), where it is shortened from medical Latin cervix uteri (17c.). Sometimes in medical writing 18c.-19c. cervix of the uterus to distinguish it from the neck sense.
cervix cer·vix (sûr'vĭks)
n. pl. cer·vix·es or cer·vi·ces (sûr'vĭ-sēz', sər-vī'sēz)
A neck-shaped anatomical structure, such as the narrow outer end of the uterus.