Let’s Talk about the Uterus as the Major Female Reproductive Organ
1 OB SDMS CME Credit
Content Level: Intermediate
Appreciation of the uterus as the major female reproductive organs will be enhanced through an introduction to normal uterine anatomy and malformations that can occur during ductal sex differentiation. These can include the failure of the Mullein duct to fuse completely and the failure of the septum to fully reabsorb, which can lead to anomalies such as uterus didelphysis uterus, septate uterus, or subseptate uterus. Attendees will learn how to (1) identify Mullerian duct anomaly and the different positions of uterus, (2) understand ductal sex differentiation during embryology development, (3) outline endometrial change in the menstrual cycle, and (4) determine key strategies for scanning the pelvis transabdominally.
- Define embryology and ductal sex differentiation
- Describe categories of Mullerian duct anomalies in relationship to ductal differentiation malformation
- Diagnose uterine position, endometrium thickness at difference phases of the menstrual cycle, adenomyosis, fibroids, and ambiguous genitalia