The cervix is the lower end of the uterus. It is located at the top of the vagina and is about one inch long. The cervical canal passes through the cervix, allowing blood from a menstrual period and a baby (fetus) to pass from the womb (uterus) into the vagina.
The cervical canal also allows sperm to pass from the vagina into the uterus.
Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN)
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Alternative Names Physiologic ovarian cysts; Functional ovarian cysts; Corpus luteum cysts; Follicular cysts Prevention If you are not trying to get pregnant and you often get functional cysts, you can prevent them by taking hormone medications (such as birth control pills), which prevent follicles from growing. References Katz VL. Benign gynecologic lesions: Vulva, vagina, cervix, uterus, oviduct, ovary. In: Katz VL, Lentz GM, Lobo RA, Gershenson DM, eds. Comprehensive Gynecology . 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2007:chap 18.
New research published online in June in the journal "Nature Medicine" finds that the TNF inhibitor etanercept (Enbrel) may offer treatment and hope to people with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). ADPKD is a genetically inherited renal disease that affects about 1 in 800 people. The disease causes the kidneys to develop cysts and since there are no treatments currently available to prevent the cysts, ADPKD can eventually lead to end stage renal failure and requiring kidney transplants.
The researchers at the Institute for medical Research in Kansas City, Missouri first analyzed several patients with the kidney disease and found that the fluid in the kidney cysts had high levels of tumor becrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha). They then genetically engineered mice to develop polycystic kidney dis...
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