cervical cerclage

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cervical cerclage

The use of ligatures around the cervix uteri to treat cervical incompetence during pregnancy. It is usually performed between 12–14 weeks before the cervix has begun to thin or dilate and is removed towards the end of pregnancy.
See: Shirodkar operation
See also: cerclage

Cervical cerclage

A procedure in which the cervix is sewn closed; used in cases when the cervix starts to dilate too early in a pregnancy to allow the birth of a healthy baby.
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When performed traditionally, abdominal cerclage surgery requires a large incision and a long period of recovery.
We present a case in which future recurrence of uterine inversion is prevented with the placement of an abdominal cerclage at the time of reduction of the uterine inversion.
The accompanying DVD contains PowerPoint presentations, surgical procedures, and instructional videos showing procedures like managing cardiac arrest in pregnancy, techniques for abdominal cerclage, cesarean hysterectomy, and management of postpartum hemorrhage.
Conventional abdominal cerclage typically requires an extended midline abdominal incision and a considerable hospital stay.