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Hum Reprod. 2014 Dec;29(12):2603-5. doi: 10.1093/humrep/deu279. Epub 2014 Oct 21.

Endometriosis of the retrocervical septum is proposed to replace the anatomically incorrect term endometriosis of the rectovaginal septum.

Author information

1
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, USA rbatt@buffalo.edu.
2
University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Germantown, TN, USA.
3
Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY, USA.

Abstract

We propose that the term retrocervical septum be added to the medical lexicon to designate the anatomic location of endometriosis of the septum that separates the vagina and posterior vaginal fornix from the rectovaginal pouch of Douglas. Use of the terms retrocervical septum and endometriosis of the retrocervical septum would correct the century-long misuse of the anatomically incorrect term, endometriosis of the rectovaginal septum.

KEYWORDS:

endometriosis; endometriosis of rectovaginal septum; endometriosis of retrocervical septum; rectovaginal septum; retrocervical septum

PMID:
25336705
DOI:
10.1093/humrep/deu279
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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