The Lower Segment of Uterus – A Critical Area in Childbirth and Resulting Trauma



The lower uterine segment is a very small segment of the uterus but very important in pregnancy and in labor. It is formed from the isthmus of the uterus, probably with the addition of the lower part of the corpus that corresponds to the area of loose attachment of the peritoneum that is partly present before pregnancy begins. Several important aspects are mentioned in this chapter.


Lower Segment Placenta Previa Broad Ligament Lower Uterine Segment Uterine Vessel 


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  1. 1.Department of Endoscopy and MicrosurgerySheth V S General Hospital, Smt/N.H.L. Medical CollegeAhmedabadIndia

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