cerclage

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cerclage

 [ser-klahzh´] (Fr.)
encircling of a part with a ring or loop, as for correction of an incompetent cervix uteri or fixation of the adjacent ends of a fractured bone.
 Cerclage of an incompetent cervix uteri, the inset showing the effect of the tightened suture.

cer·clage

(sair-klazh'),
1. Bringing into close opposition and binding together the ends of an obliquely fractured bone by a ring or by an encircling, tightly drawn wire loop.
2. Operation for retinal detachment in which the choroid and retinal pigment epithelium are brought in contact with the detached sensory retina by a band encircling the sclera posterior to the insertion of the ocular rectus muscles.
3. The placing of a nonabsorbable suture around an incompetent cervical os.
[Fr. an encircling, hooping, banding]

cerclage

/cer·clage/ (ser-klahzh´) [Fr.] encircling of a part with a ring or loop, as for correction of an incompetent cervix uteri or fixation of adjacent ends of a fractured bone.
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Cerclage of an incompetent cervix uteri, the inset showing the effect of the tightened suture.

cerclage

(sər-kläzh′)
n.
1. The placement of a nonabsorbable suture around the uterine cervix to treat premature dilation of the cervix during pregnancy.
2. The use of an encircling wire loop or ring to bring together the ends of an obliquely fractured bone or the fragments of a broken patella.
3. The use of an encircling silicone band around the sclera of the eye to correct detachment of the retina.

cerclage

[serklāzh′]
Etymology: Fr, cask hooping
1 an orthopedic procedure in which the ends of an oblique bone fracture or the chips of a broken patella are bound together with a wire loop or a metal band to hold them in position until healed.
2 a procedure in which a taut silicone band is applied around the sclera to restore contact between the retina and the choroid when the retina is detached.
3 an obstetric procedure in which a nonabsorbable suture is used for holding the cervix closed to prevent spontaneous abortion in a woman who has an incompetent cervix. The band is usually released when the pregnancy is at full term to allow labor to begin. See also incompetent cervix.
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Abdominal cerclage

cerclage

Surgery The operative encircling of a part, especially of an incompetent cervix, tightening it with sutures. See Cervical incompetence.

cer·clage

(ser-klazh')
1. Bringing into close opposition and binding together the ends of an obliquely fractured bone or the fragments of a broken patella by a ring or by an encircling, tightly drawn wire loop.
2. Operation for retinal detachment in which the choroid and retinal pigment epithelia are brought in contact with the detached sensory retina by a band encircling the sclera posterior.
3. The placing of a nonabsorbable suture around an incompetent cervical os.
Synonym(s): tiring.
[Fr. an encircling, hooping, banding]

cerclage

[Fr.] encircling of a part with a wire ring or loop, as for fixation of fragments in a fractured bone.

cable and crimp cerclage
multifilament cable secured with a crimp.