Uterine Anteversion

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The uterus is shaped like an upside-down pear. It is comprised of: the body of the uterus, rich in blood vessels and lined with the uterine mucosa, or endometrium; and the neck of the uterus that opens onto the vagina.

In order to define the position of the body of the uterus, two angles are taken into account: the angle of flexion, formed between the axes of the body and neck of the uterus; and the angle of version, formed on the pelvic axis, the line drawn from the belly button to the coccyx. The uterus is normally positioned in anteversion, meaning the angle of version is bent forward on the axis formed between the belly button and coccyx.

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