Uterus Anatomical Training Model

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Model Number: VS10384853

Brand: Niche Healthcare

200*130*80

Life size 2 parts model of a healthy uterus. Anatomy is shown in detail, structures are carefully painted by hand. Cervix, endocervical canal, uterine cavity are sectioned to show endometrium and myometrium. Also one fallopian tube and one ovary are opened, follicles and oogenesis can be seen. Perfect for IUD demonstration.

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Description

Categories         Anatomical Model

Subject               Medical Science

Material              Eco-friendly PVC

Application       School/Hospital/Laboratory

 

The uterus, also known as the womb, is a vital organ in the female reproductive system. It plays a crucial role in menstruation, pregnancy, and childbirth. Here’s a detailed overview of the uterus:

Anatomy of the Uterus

Location:

The uterus is located in the pelvis, between the bladder and the rectum.

Structure:

  • Fundus: The broad, curved upper portion above the openings of the fallopian tubes.
  • Body (Corpus): The main, central part of the uterus.
  • Isthmus: The narrow region between the body and the cervix.
  • Cervix: The lower, narrow part that opens into the vagina. The cervix itself has two parts:
  • Endocervix: The inner part leading to the uterine cavity.
  • Exocervix: The outer part that opens into the vagina.

Layers of the Uterus:

  • Endometrium: The innermost lining, which thickens and sheds during the menstrual cycle.
  • Myometrium: The thick, muscular middle layer responsible for contractions during labor.
  • Perimetrium: The outer serous layer covering the uterus.

Functions of the Uterus

Menstruation:

The endometrium thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy.

If fertilization does not occur, the endometrial lining sheds, resulting in menstrual bleeding.

Pregnancy:

The fertilized egg implants into the endometrium.

The uterus supports fetal development throughout pregnancy, providing a protective and nourishing environment.

Labor and Delivery:

The myometrium contracts to expel the baby during childbirth.

These contractions are stimulated by the hormone oxytocin.

Clinical Relevance

Common Conditions:

  • Fibroids: Noncancerous growths in the myometrium that can cause pain, heavy menstrual bleeding, and fertility issues.
  • Endometriosis: A condition where endometrial tissue grows outside the uterus, causing pain and potentially affecting fertility.
  • Adenomyosis: A condition where endometrial tissue grows into the myometrium, leading to heavy periods and pain.
  • Polyps: Benign growths on the endometrium that can cause irregular bleeding.
  • Uterine Prolapse: The uterus descends into or beyond the vagina due to weakened pelvic floor muscles.

Cancer:

  • Endometrial Cancer: Cancer of the uterine lining, the most common type of uterine cancer.
  • Uterine Sarcoma: A rare cancer originating in the myometrium or supporting tissues.

Diagnostic Procedures:

  • Ultrasound: Commonly used to visualize the uterus and detect abnormalities.
  • Hysteroscopy: Involves inserting a camera into the uterus to examine the endometrium.
  • Biopsy: Sampling endometrial tissue to diagnose conditions like cancer.
  • MRI/CT Scans: Used for detailed imaging of uterine abnormalities.

Treatment Options:

  • Medications: Hormonal treatments for conditions like endometriosis and fibroids.

Surgical Procedures:

  • Hysterectomy: Removal of the uterus, used for severe conditions like cancer or uncontrollable bleeding.
  • Myomectomy: Removal of fibroids while preserving the uterus.
  • Endometrial Ablation: Destruction of the endometrial lining to treat heavy bleeding.

Reproductive Health:

  • Fertility Treatments: For conditions affecting fertility, treatments like in vitro fertilization (IVF) can assist in conception.
  • Prenatal Care: Regular monitoring of the uterus and fetus during pregnancy to ensure healthy development.

Hormonal Regulation

Estrogen and Progesterone:

These hormones regulate the menstrual cycle and prepare the endometrium for potential pregnancy.

Estrogen stimulates endometrial growth, while progesterone stabilizes and maintains the lining.

Oxytocin:

Produced by the pituitary gland, it stimulates uterine contractions during labor and delivery.

Understanding the structure, function, and potential issues related to the uterus is essential for women’s health. Regular gynecological check-ups and awareness of symptoms can help in early diagnosis and treatment of uterine conditions.

 

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